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What You Need To Append One String To Another In A C++ App

What You Need To Append One String To Another In A C++ App

How can I use the append() method of std::string? How can I append a string to another string in a C++ app? Can we append a char array to a string? How can I append a number of chars to a string? Is it possible to add a substring of a string to another string? Here are the answers with C++ examples.

A little word about C++ strings

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. We can append a string to another string in different methods.

How to append a string to another string in C++ with the += Operator

We can use ‘+=’ operator to append strings as given example below,

Did you know you can append a string to another string with the C++ append() method?

The append() method of std::string appends additional characters to the string. Here is the syntax of append() method.

As given in this syntax, we can append a string to another string with append() method as in example below,

This is how to append a Char Array to a string in a C++ app

We can append a char array to a string with append() method as given above. Here is the syntax of append() method.

We can add char array to a string and then we can append a new string as in example below,

In C++ how can I append a number of repeated characters to a string?

The append() method appends count copies of character to a string as given syntax below (until C++20).

Here is an example that appends charcters in given number to a string, see example below,

How to append a substring to a string in C++

The append() method of std::string can be used to append a substring (with pos, pos+count) to a string. If the requested substring lasts past the end of the string, or if count == npos, the appended substring is [pos, size()). If pos > str.size(), std::out_of_range is thrown. (since C++14, until C++20). Here is a Syntax below,

Here is a example to append a substring of a string to a string,

There are many other ways to use append methods(). Note that we can also use these append() methods to append wstring in C++.

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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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