Headers in Visual C++ 6.0

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    Headers in Visual C++ 6.0

    Hi, I have recently started using Visual C++ 6.0 but I have a problem. I want to define a string so I added string.h to the headers directory and included it. The problem is that when I compile it, it still doesnt recognise string as an identifier.

    Please help me!

    Thankyou
    jon

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    use a modern compiler.
    Unless you have legacy code to maintain there's no reason to use a 10 year old clunker like VC6 which doesn't even implement the official standards.

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    I hope u are doing something like this

    Code:
    #include<iostream>
    #include<string>
    using std::string;
    using std::cout;
    
    int main()
    {
    string name="Blah_ Blah";
    cout<<name;
    return 0;
    }

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    <string.h> This is the old C header that defines all the lovely string handling routines such as strcpy, strlen, etc... It is not the C++ header that defines the string object.

    <cstring> This is the newer version of the above header... again, it is not the C++ header defining the string object.

    <string> This is the C++ header that defines the string object. This is the header you want to use.
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    jonnyfb, you don't need to add string .h to the headers directory. The headers directory lets visual studio know where to look for headers, not which headers to look for. string.h will already be in one of the folders specified.

    jwenting is right, in that vc6 is ancient and crappy... time to move on (although it's not quite 10 yet, it was released in 99)
    Last edited by ChaosEngine; 03-26-2006 at 05:46 PM.
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    I got VC6 1 year ago, and have never thought it was an old and clunky compiler until I switched to Mac and started using VC6. I even wrote a couple of games with VC6.

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    Ah ok i think it was because I wasnt using this:


    using std::string;
    using std::cout;

    I'll try it and see,
    Thanks,

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