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This is a discussion on Sprintf within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; what exactly does the sprintf() function?? I use it in my game and works fine, but i dont really know ...

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    Question Sprintf

    what exactly does the sprintf() function?? I use it in my game and works fine, but i dont really know how it works.
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    doesnt it combine things to make 1 variable?

    like:

    int a = 100;
    char buffer[256];
    buffer = sprintf("This is a number: %n", a);
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    It takes a similiar input as printf, but instead of writing it to the screen it writes it to a string.
    Code:
    char Buffer[256];
    sprintf(Buffer, "This is a string: %s\tInteger: %d\tFloat: %f", String, Int, Float);
    sprintf can write past the end of the string (in this case it is 256). In order to avoid that you can use snprintf.
    Code:
    char Buffer[256]
    snprintf(Buffer, 256, "This is a string: %s\tInteger: %d\tFloat: %f", String, Int, Float);
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