Copy to string

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    Copy to string

    i need to copy Data.cFileName (it holds the file name) into the string that holds the rest of the path how would i do this
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    #include <windows.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstring>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    {
    	HANDLE Find;
    	WIN32_FIND_DATA Data;
    	int decide;
    	string path = "c:\\Documents and Settings\\wmorrish\\Desktop\\Other\\";
    
    	Find = FindFirstFile("C:\\Documents and Settings\\wmorrish\\Desktop\\Other\\*.exe", &Data);

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    path += Data.cFileName;

    If I am understanding you correctly.

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    i cant seem to use strcmp to copy it into the string that holds the rest of the path

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    a) As you are using the 'string' class, you want <string> not <cstring>
    b) 'string' has + and += operators defined

    If you were using C-style strings, then you'd want strcat() from <cstring>

    You can check cppreference.com for additional info on these.

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    Drat! Beaten.

    Anyway, strcmp compares strings. strcat concatenates strings. But they must be C-style strings. The string class is much nicer to use.
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    thanks i got it working my C++ basics are not that solid i went straight to Direct x and OpenGL/WIN 32 maybe i should go back and learn them

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    this sounds like a virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Brain
    this sounds like a virus
    Upon seeing the title, and then author, I immediately became suspicious, trying to figure out what they were really up to...

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