Thread: Full name with space??

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    Full name with space??

    Hi, im writting a text game, and when the user inputs the name, I would like the whole name to appear after it has been entered, like BILL BATES not just BILL.

    Do I still use cin >>??

    I have heard it has somthing to do with streams, but I am unsure on how to do this, as none of the tutorials have been any help on this subject

    thanks for the help in advance

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    Use the getline function:

    With char buffers:
    char name[50];
    Or with strings:
    string name;
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    Do I still use cin >>??
    cin>> is programmed to read input until it encounters a whitespace character(spaces, tabs, newlines). So, it can't read in two names separated by a space all in one go.

    However, there is a funtion called getline(), which can read in a whole line of input. A line of input is deemed to end when getline() encounters a newline character in the input. A newline character is entered into the input when the user hits Enter after typing in the data. For instance, if the user types:

    Michael Jordan

    and then hits Enter, the input looks like this:

    Michael Jordan\n

    getline() will read everything up to and including the \n, and then getline() will discard the \n, so the input read into your string variable will be:

    Michael Jordan
    Last edited by 7stud; 06-15-2005 at 02:28 PM.

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