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27th May 2014, 11:51
I made a project on VS2005 using Qt -4.7.4 version. In that project i used lineEdit and took the text from lineEdit like this

const char* test= lineEdit->text().toStdString().c_str();

The above line worked perfectly but now i am using VS2010 and using the same above line but it is not showing me anything for the test variable.


The above line is printing the right value of lineEdit but when i am using the `std::string` and then using
cout. it is not showing any value on
VS2010. So then i used

const char* test= lineEdit->text().toLatin1().data();

this above line is now showing me everything perfectly on VS2010.

I have no idea why
const char* test= lineEdit->text().toStdString().c_str(); is working perfectly on
VS2005 and why not on
VS2010. Can anyone please guide me where i m doing wrong. Thanks

27th May 2014, 18:49
Either method creates a dangling pointer since the object owning the data is destroyed right after the assignment.

If you want to work with the C array, either copy the result of the c_str() or data() methods or keep the owning object (the std::string or QByteArray respectively)