Even though CString objects are dynamic objects that can grow, they act like built-in primitive types and simple classes. Each
CString object represents a unique value.
CString objects should be thought of as the actual strings rather than as pointers to strings.
You can assign one
CString object to another. However, when you modify one of the two
CString objects, the other
CString object is not modified, as shown by the following example:
CString s1, s2; s1 = s2 = _T("hi there"); ASSERT(s1 == s2); // they are equal s1.MakeUpper(); // Does not modify s2 ASSERT(s2 == _T('h')); // s2 is still "hi there"
Note in the example that the two
CString objects are considered "equal" because they represent the same character string. The
CString class overloads the equality operator (
==) to compare two
CString objects based on their value (contents) rather than their identity (address).