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Hi all,
I need a C++ code snippet to validate values entered by user to be of type int. I know that the visual studio compiler will use the ASCII equivalent for a char if the user enters characters but I do not want the input to be characters or any other type. The algorithm for the code is something like:
if (input == integer)
accept;
else
reject;
The problem I have presently is that a value and a type cannot be tested for equality.
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Everything that is entered by the user is in the form of character strings, it is up to your application to decide what type it represents and to convert it. Use one of the integer parsing functions, such as strtol[^] etc, and reject any input that is not a valid number.
 
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