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C++ Control Statements

C++ If C++ Nested if C++ If-else C++ If-else-if C++ Switch C++ Break C++ Continue C++ Goto C++ For loop C++ While loop C++ Do while loop

C++ Functions

C++ Call by Value C++ Call by Reference C++ Recursion Function C++ Inline function C++ Friend function

C++ Arrays

Single dimension array Two dimension array

C++ Strings

C++ Strings

C++ Inheritance

C++ Inheritance Single level Inheritance Multilevel Inheritance Multiple Inheritance Hierarchical Inheritance Hybrid Inheritance

C++ Polymorphism

C++ Polymorphism C++ Overloading C++ Overriding C++ Virtual Function

C++ Pointers

C++ Pointers C++ this pointer

C++ Exception Handling

C++ Exception Handling

C++ Constructors

C++ Constructors Default Constructor Parameterize Constructor Copy constructor Constructor Overloading Destructor

C++ File Handling

C++ File Handling C++ Writing to file C++ Reading file C++ Close file


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C++ String

string is a collection of characters. C++ programming language supports both C string as well as standard C++ library string. In C++, string is an object of std::string class.

C Style String

The C style string of C language is also supported in C++ programming language. C string is an array of char and terminated by a null character '\0'.

String Declaration

There are two different way to declare C style string in C++ programming: 1. Through array of character.
char stringName[5];
2. Through pointers.
char *stringName;

String Initialization

String initialization is done by passing character in character (char) array end with null (\0). String initialization is also done by passing the value in string name within double inverted comma (" ");
char  stringName[8]={'w','e','l','c','o','m','e','\0'};
char stringName[]="welcome";

Memory Representation of String

C++ String Example 1

using namespace std;  
int main(){  
    char message1[8]={'w','e','l','c','o','m','e','\0'};  
    char message2[]="programmer";  
    cout<<"print message1 :"<<message1<<endl;  
    cout<<"print message2 :"<<message2;  
    return 0;  
print message1 :welcome
print message2 :programmer

String function used in C as well as C++

Function Example Description
strlen() strlen(s1) Return length of string s1.
strcmp() strcmp(s1,s2) Compare string s1 and
strcpy() strcpy(s1,s2) Copy string s2 into string s1.
strcat() strcat(s1,s2) Concatenate string s2 at the end of string s1.
strchr() strchr(s1,ch) Search character ch in string s1.
strstr() strstr(s1,s2) Search string s2 in string s1.

C++ String Example 2

#include <iostream>  
#include <cstring>  
using namespace std;  
int main () {  
   char s1[10] = "Hello";  
   char s2[10] = "World";  
   char ch='l';  
   char s3[10];  
   int  len ;  
   // lenghth of s1  
   len = strlen(s1);  
   cout << "strlen(s1) : " << len << endl;  
   // copy s1 into s3  
   strcpy( s3, s1);  
   cout << "strcpy( s3, s1) : " << s3 << endl;  
   // comperesion s1 and s2  
    if (strcmp(s1,s2)==true){  
        cout<<"strcmp(s1,s2) :"<< "string are equal"<<endl;  
        cout<<"strcmp(s1,s2) :"<<"string are not equal return :
"<< strcmp(s1,s2)<<endl;  
   // concatenates s1 and s2  
   strcat( s1, s2);  
   cout << "strcat( s1, s2): " << s1 << endl;  
    // search ch in s2  
    if (strchr(s2, ch)){  
        cout << ch << " is present in :" << s2 << endl;  
        cout << ch << " is not present in :" << s2 << endl;  
    //search s3 in s1      
    if (strstr(s1, s3)){  
        cout << s3 << " is present in :" << s1 << endl;  
        cout << s3 << " is not present in :" << s1 << endl;  
   return 0;  
strlen(s1) : 5
strcpy( s3, s1) : Hello
strcmp(s1,s2) :string are not equal return :-15
strcat( s1, s2): HelloWorld
l is not present in :
Hello is present in :HelloWorld

C++ Standard Library String

C++ provides a string class to overcome the complexity and inefficiency of using C style string in C++ programming. C++ uses standard library <string> to handle all manipulation done over string object.

C++ String Example 3

using namespace std;  
int main(){  
    string str1= "welcome";  
    string str2;  
    cout<<"Enter string"<<endl;  
    cout<< str1<< endl;  
    cout<<"Your enter string is :"<< str2;  
    return 0;  
Enter string
Your enter string is : programmer
In the above program <string> is the standard library that handles string manipulation and string in main() function is string class. In C++, cin and >> operator read only one word of a string, the compiler treats space as the termination of string provided in string as value. C++ string class supports many member functions, constructors and operators for manipulating string objects.

C++ String functions

Function Description
size() Return the number of characters in the string
length() Return the number of elements in a string
capacity() Gives the total elements that can be stored
max_size() Gives the maximum possible size of a string of string object
insert() Insert character at a specific location
replace() Replace specific character within a given string
erase() Removes characters as specified
append() Append a part of the string to another string
copy() Copy sequence of character from string
compare() Compare string against the invoking string
swap() Swap value of two string
getline() Read a line of string
C++ string also uses cin.get(ch) member function of istream class defined in <iostream> the member function cin.get(ch) reads the next character, even if it is a space, from the input and assigns it to the variable ch.

String Example 4

This program illustrate the use of size(), length()capacity()max_size() of string function.
#include <iostream>  
#include <string>  
using namespace std;  
int main ()  
  string str="String program";  
  cout << "size: " << str.size() << endl;  
  cout << "length: " << str.length() << endl;  
  cout << "capacity: " << str.capacity() << endl;  
  cout << "max_size: " << str.max_size() << endl;  
  return 0;  
size: 14
length: 14
capacity: 15
max_size: 9223372036854775807

String Example 5

This program illustrate the use of insert()replace()erase() of string function.
#include <iostream>  
#include <string>  
using namespace std;  
int main ()  
  string str;  
  string str1="first string";  
  string str2="second hello";  
  string str3="third welcome";  
  cout << "after insert str: " << str << endl;  
  cout<< "after insert str1: " << str1<< endl;  
  cout<<"after replace str2: "<< str2<< endl;  
  cout<<"afrer erase str3: "<<str3<< endl;  
  return 0;  
after insert str: first string
after insert str1: first hellostring
after replace str2: second third welcome
after erase str3: thlcome

String Example 6

This program illustrates the use of cin.get() of string function.
#include <iostream>  
using namespace std;  
int main()  
    char ch[10];  
    cout<<"Enter char string  :";  
    cin.get(ch, 10);  
    cout << "Your char string is :" << ch << endl;  
    return 0;  
Enter char string :welcome
Your char string is :welcome
In the above program parameters passed in cin.get(ch,10) function represents variable name and size of variable respectively.

String Example 7

This program illustrates the use of getline() of string function.
#include <iostream>  
using namespace std;  
int main()  
    string str;  
    cout<<"Enter string  :";  
    cout << "Your string is :" << str << endl;  
    return 0;  
Enter string :welcome programmer
Your string is :welcome programmer
getline() function take input stream cin in the first parameter and string object (str) in the second parameter. In C++ it is prefer to use getline() function instead of using cin>> and cin.get().