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This Is How To Convert A String To A Char Array In C++ Software

How can we convert one string to char array in Modern C++? Here are the answers with C++ software examples.

Generally, as an introduction to C++, in addition to int, float, double there is another data type, string that we use for alphanumeric variables. In C++ there are several typedefs for common character types are provided: String types are defined in header <string>.

strings are the string class for byte characters represented with string and alphanumeric characters are stored and displayed in string forms. In another terms string stores for the alphanumeric text with 1 byte chars, called ASCII chars. Strings are the instantiation of the basic_string class template that uses char as the character type. Simply we can define a string as below,

string has methods to assign, copy, align, replace or to operate with other strings. These methods can be used in all string methods with their appropriate syntax. Here are the string types defined in std namespace with their char type and C++ standard.

How do I convert a String to a Char array in C++?

We can convert a string to a char array as below;

and the string and char array outputs will be,

Another method is using c_str() property of std::string. We can copy this to with strcpy() method.

and the char array output will be,

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33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux and some other operating systems. Dr. Yilmaz Yoru was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the same department of the same university. He has married and he is a father of a son. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations.
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