Modifying a char array in VC++ 6 ide.

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    Modifying a char array in VC++ 6 ide.

    It's been awhile since I have used the VC6 ide. Is there a way to change the value of a char array while single stepping through the code?

    example: change the variable sMyString from "C:\\data\\file.txt" to "C:\\data\\testdata\\file.txt".

    thanks in advance

    clu

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    One solution is strcat(). Another solution is to store the data into a temporary string object, then modify it.

    Kuphryn

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    if you make a type of class CString, it will be a heck of alot easier....without it, you could break the string up into 2 other strings, and then use strcat to combine the first with the middle part you need to add, and then strcat the end back on....again, this is pretty tedious...i forgot my notebook in the car, so i'll get the info on the way to do it using a CString

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    My apologies as I didn't word my question very clearly. In Visual Basic, while single stepping through the code, you can change the value of a variable by assigning a new value to it using the "Immediate Window". I am wondering if VC 6 has a feature similar to this. No need to change the code or add anything, just type the new value in the Immediate Window and you are on your way.

    thanks,

    clu

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    ooh....heh, not too familar with VB, or let alone what your really saying, so sorry

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    When stepping through the program, just enter 'strcpy( theArray, "HI" )' in the watch window (hit alt-3 if it isn't open) and hit enter to change the value of the char array.
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