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    Hi, Im newby programming with windows forms. I want to read the text that it is written in a text box, and save it into a char array. Ive tried a lot of ways to do it, but no one has been the correct. The last one that Ive tried is:
    Code:
    private: System::Void button1_Click(System::Object *  sender, System::EventArgs *  e)
    			 {
    				 char text[255];
    				 text=(textBox1->Text);
    			 }
    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks,

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    If you're on Windows, have you tried

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    ...
    
    MessageBox( NULL, "Text", "Title", MB_OK );
    ?

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    Post your question in the "windows programming" forum. When your programs create windows, then you are doing what's called "windows programming", which can be likened to advanced C++.

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    > char text[255];
    > text=(textBox1->Text);
    Have you tried:
    Code:
    				 char text[255];
    				 strcpy( text, textBox1->Text );
    Be sure to include <cstring>

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    should it be done like
    Code:
    private: System::Void button1_Click(System::Object *  sender, System::EventArgs *  e)
    			 {
    				 char text[255];
    				 text=(this->textBox1->Text);
    			 }
    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    Is there a special reason you need a char array ?

    If you are doing Managed C++ ( which I would only suggest if you have to interface with normal C++ and/or write wrapper classes for existing C++ functionality ) then use the System::String* type to hold and manipulate strings. Casting it back and forth between UNICODE enabled System::String* that your TextBox uses and normal char arrays is a pain and not worth the work I guess.

    If you really need a char array, post an example where you need it, I will suggest a means of converting.

    If you are doing .NET, I can only encourage you to look into C#. It's way cleaner and less work than Managed C++.
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    None of the codes worked.

    SirCrono66, thanks for your help, but that is not what I am looking for. I dont want to open a new windows with text, I just need to save a text form a textbox to an array.


    nvoigt, I dont need to use an array char, but it is the only way I know to do it, because I dont know how to use String in C++.

    Thanks,

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