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Illustrates how to use the string::operator<< Standard Template Library (STL) function in Visual C++.

template<class _E, class _TYPE, class _A> inline
basic_ostream<_E, _TYPE>&
operator<<( basic_ostream<_E, _TYPE>& OStream,
            const basic_string<_E, _TYPE, _A>& XString);


The class/parameter names in the prototype do not match the version in the header file. Some have been modified to improve readability.

The operator<< is used to insert a string into an output stream.

// StringInsertion.cpp
// compile with: /EHsc
// Illustrates how to use the insertion operator
// (operator<<) to insert a string into an output
// stream.
// Functions:
//    operator<<   Inserts a string into an output stream.

#pragma warning(disable:4786)
#include <string>
#include <iostream>

using namespace std ;

int main()
    string msg="Hello!  This is the insertion operator.";
    cout << msg << endl;


Hello!  This is the insertion operator.

Header: <string>

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