String Handling Programming Exercise 4 in C/C++

What is String in C/C++?

String can be defined as the combination of characters. String handling is used to manipulate strings such as finding number of characters in a file or comparing two files. String are commonly used with file handling.

File is a sequence of bytes. Input and output streams are used to store and retrieve strings in file.

Syntax of String

Data_type var_name[length];

For example

char name[40];

In above statement we declare a variable name with length of 40 characters.

This variable occupies 40 bytes in memory.

One character occupies one byte in memory.

In other words, if we want to store a single character in computer we require one byte.

Exercise Question 4

Write a program that inputs a string and displays it as triangle.
For example, if the user enters World, the program displays the following:
 W
 W o
 W o r
 W o r l
 W o r l d

#include<iostream>
#include<string.h>
using namespace std;

main()
{
	char str[100];
	int i, j, len;
	cout<<"Enter a string:";
	cin.getline(str, 100);
	len = strlen(str);
	for(i=0; i<len; i++)
	{
		for(j=0; j<=i; j++)
		    cout<<str[j];
		cout<<endl;
	}
}

Following Functions are commonly used in String Handling

getline() Function

getline function is used to input a string from user. following is the syntax of this function

getline(string,length);

strcpy() Function

strcpy() function is used to copy a string. Following is the syntax

strcpy(string1,string2);

strrev() Function

This function is used to reverse a string. 

Syntax:

strrev(string);

strcmp() Function

This Function is used to compare two strings.

Syntax:

strcmp(string1,string2);

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