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C++: Converting an MFC CString to a std::string

, 2 Apr 2011 CPOL
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As you use CString, you have access to the CW2A ATL macro, assuming that you work with _UNICODE defined, here it is:CString theCStr;...std::string STDStr( CW2A( theCStr.GetString() ) );which will convert to "system encoding on the user's machine" (thanks Nemanja[^] comment !), if you...
As you use CString, you have access to the CW2A ATL macro, assuming that you work with _UNICODE defined, here it is:
CString theCStr;
...
std::string STDStr( CW2A( theCStr.GetString() ) );
which will convert to "system encoding on the user's machine" (thanks Nemanja[^] comment !), if you want to specify the code page, UTF-8 encoded for example as the original, here it is:
CString theCStr;
...
std::string STDStr( CW2A( theCStr.GetString(), CP_UTF8 ) );
:)

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Even if in the past I have worked regularily with Fortran, Pascal, Basic (not necessarily Visual), and much more esoteric languages (who knows Prolog, Lotus 123 macros ?), even if I still work from time to time with C#, Java or some "interpreted languages", I'm more specialized in C++.
I work on MFC since the very first version, I enjoy working on Visual Studio 2010, its C++0x features, STL, MFC, boost, WTL ...

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QuestionMy Vote 5 Pin
y.pankaj15-Jan-14 0:19
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Questionconvert string to Cstring? Pin
Vijay Kumbhani29-Oct-13 3:06
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Qu Dong24-Sep-13 1:03
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General5! Pin
Pranit Kothari13-Dec-11 1:27
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Nice,good and not complicated Pin
Pranit Kothari13-Dec-11 1:26
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 simple way to accomplish the task... Pin
Albert Holguin2-Apr-11 18:48
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Nice. However, be aware that your ap... Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic30-Mar-11 8:12
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