CString is neither a C nor a C++ type. It appears to be a Microsoft invention that is essentially an alternative to
CStringobjects can grow as a result of concatenation operations.
CStringobjects follow “value semantics.” Think of a
CStringobject as an actual string, not as a pointer to a string.
- You can freely substitute
- A conversion operator gives direct access to the string’s characters as a read-only array of characters (a C-style string).
I recommend ignoring it, so that:
(a) people know what you are talking about;
(b) your code is portable;
(c) you are writing C++ that everybody can rationalise about according to the worldwide-accepted ISO C++ standard that many, many people spend many, many hours arguing about for this express purpose (y’know, as opposed to a few guys in a room in one company’s office).
It will only be available when you are programming with Microsoft Visual C++, which is substantially limiting.