Getting strings with Cin

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    Getting strings with Cin

    To my understanding when I

    Code:
    cin >> input
    and the 'input' is a long string with spaces inbetween, ie

    Code:
    "Hello out there."
    Only "Hello" will be stored in 'input' because of the white spaces. How do I get the entire string in 'input'?

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    getline
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
    Quoted more than 1000 times (I hope).

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    Note that if you use cin >> to read in integers or any other values and then use getline to read in the string, you will probably end up reading in an empty line. Make sure to add a cin.ignore() after calls to cin >> to ignore the newline that will stop getline from getting any data.
    Last edited by Daved; 05-07-2007 at 03:30 PM.

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    Thanks! I was just about to ask about that.

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