Getline fucntion

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    Question Getline fucntion

    Im trying to allow the user to type in a name that can have spaces like "First Last". When I use getline, it requires the user to hit return twice. For example, he/she types in the name and hits return to enter it, then has to hit it again, I have no idea why. Is there anyway to make it so that the user can just hit return once?



    Code:
        string charactername;
    	cout << "Please enter a name for your character: ";
    	getline(cin,charactername);

    I've tried simply

    Code:
    cin >> charactername;
    but it messes up the entire program afterwards...

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    Woop?

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    It's a bug in the compiler. You can fix it easily, but unfortunately the MSDN description doesn't tell you what file has the errror in it. I found it in:

    C:\Program Files\C++Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\Include\String

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