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C++ Access Strings


Access Strings

You can access the characters in a string by referring to its index number inside square brackets [].

This example prints the first character in myString:

Example

string myString = "Hello";
cout << myString[0];
// Outputs H
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Note: String indexes start with 0: [0] is the first character. [1] is the second character, etc.

This example prints the second character in myString:

Example

string myString = "Hello";
cout << myString[1];
// Outputs e
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Change String Characters

To change the value of a specific character in a string, refer to the index number, and use single quotes:

Example

string myString = "Hello";
myString[0] = 'J';
cout << myString;
// Outputs Jello instead of Hello
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