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    taking user input as title for output file...

    Hi,

    Is it possible to take the user input ( say if the user were to type their name) and then take this and create a file using ofstream?

    I can only create files when I do -

    ofstream recipt("title.txt", ios::ate);



    If you need more info please ask

    Cheers

    PK

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    Yes that's possible. Try something like this:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    #include <cstring>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
    cout<<"Enter your name:";
    char name[256]={0};
    cin>>name;
    strcat(name,".txt");
    ofstream afile(name);
    afile.close();
    cout<<endl<<name<<" successfully created.\n";
    cin.get();
    return 0;
    }
    Didn't test that but it should work.
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    This seems familiar...
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    Here you go try this:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
         char filename[56];
         char filepath[200]="(filepath goes here ex. C:/My Documents/...)";
         cout<<"Name: ";
         cin.getline(filename, 56);
         strcat(filepath, filename);
         strcat(filepath, ".txt");
         ofstream fout(filepath)
         //fout any information you need here
         fout.close();
         cout<<"DONE";
         cin.ignore();
         return 0;
    }
    Good Luck!
    Last edited by Junior89; 12-25-2005 at 08:21 PM.

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    OOO

    Thanks for the replies!!!
    It helped alot!!!

    Done ALOT on my coursework today!!! Stoped working at about 11pm At which time I am usuaully slacking off

    Anywhoo - cheers

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