Simple cout formatting question.

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    Simple cout formatting question.

    Hello everyone:

    I have an output formatting question for C++,

    I am writing a program that outputs movie names, the genre, and the categorie


    IT currently looks like cout << movie << "\t\t\t" << cat << "\t\t\t" << genre;

    i've tried also using the setw(X);, but it produced the same problem.

    Display:
    Ice Age ........................ cat ........................... gen
    Saving Private ryan ........................... cat ........................... gen
    Doge Ball .................... cat ........................... gen

    Is there a way to get it to be:
    Title .............................. Categorie................... genre

    Ice age ........................... cat ........................... gen
    Saving Private Ryan ........ cat ........................... gen
    Doge Ball ........................ cat ........................... gen

    this is all dynamic, I just need all the information to be aligned. (names will be changing, categories changing, and genres changin)
    Last edited by guitarist809; 03-27-2006 at 12:15 PM.
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    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main() {
       cout << setw(25) << left << "Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Category" << "Genre\n" << endl;
       cout << setw(25) << left << "My Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Its Category" << "Its Genre" << endl;
       cout << setw(25) << left << "My Longer Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Its Longer Category" << "Its Longer Genre" << endl;
       return 0;
    }
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main() {
       cout << setw(25) << left << "Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Category" << "Genre\n" << endl;
       cout << setw(25) << left << "My Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Its Category" << "Its Genre" << endl;
       cout << setw(25) << left << "My Longer Movie" <<  setw(25) << left 
            << "Its Longer Category" << "Its Longer Genre" << endl;
       return 0;
    }

    sry, but I don't get it: whats this << left thing?

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    left means left justified

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    Thanks for the help guys, it worked really well!

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