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string (C++)

Indicates that the one-dimensional char, wchar_t, byte (or equivalent) array or the pointer to such an array must be treated as a string.


The string C++ attribute has the same functionality as the string MIDL attribute.

The following code shows how to use string on an interface and on a typedef:

// cpp_attr_ref_string.cpp
// compile with: /LD
#include "unknwn.h"
[export, string] typedef char a[21];
[dispinterface, restricted, uuid("00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001")]
__interface IFireTabCtrl
   [id(1)] HRESULT Method3([in, string] char *pC);

Attribute Context

Applies to

Array or pointer to an array, interface parameter, interface method



Required attributes


Invalid attributes


For more information about the attribute contexts, see Attribute Contexts.