I am taking an Intro to C++ class and I am having trouble with my current project. I have to create a bank account with information from a .txt file.
One of the bits of information from the file is an account balance, which is: $2500.20. To get it to pop up on the screen, I had to declare it as a string because of '$' sign.
My question is:
Is there a way to change $2500.20 to an int or float so that I can perform basic math functions such as addition/subtraction (which are the deposit/withdraw functions for my project) on it?
I looked in all my books and can't make sense of anything. I also searched online and found someone mention:
dblVariable = cdbl(string)
I tried that and got an error message saying that "'cdbl' cannot be used in a function." I don't even know what cdbl means, and I don't know how to fix this! Am I making any sense? Can someone PLEASE help?