Newbie needing help with basic code!

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    Exclamation Newbie needing help with basic code!

    Hi im new to the world of coding! Ive started out by reading some of the lessons on this site. They have been very helpful! I have started by trying a 'test' program. The program i am tryin to build is a basic username and password program (Sort of like a guessing game!)

    Im having many problems with the code!

    The code is
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
       char a;
       cout<<"Please enter username: ";
       cin>> a;
       cin.ignore();
       if ( a == "TeZ" ){
       cout<<"Password: ";
       cin.get();
     }
     
    }
    It will not compile at all! When i try to compile the program the compiler (Dev-C++) says 'ISO C++ forbids comparison between pointer and integer'

    Thanks in advance TeZ258

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    A char holds only a single character. You want a string, which holds 0 or more characters. Add a #include <string> and make the variable a string instead of a char.

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    a char is one character. use a string.
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
       std::string a;
       cout<<"Please enter username: ";
       cin>> a;
       cin.ignore();
       if ( a == "TeZ" ){
       cout<<"Password: ";
       cin.get();
     }
     
    }

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    Thanks i will try that and reply back on this thread

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    Hey it works! Thank you loads guys!!!

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