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.

Syntax

[string]

Remarks

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

Example

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"
[module(name="ATLFIRELib")];
[export, string] typedef char a[21];
[dispinterface, restricted, uuid("00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001")]
__interface IFireTabCtrl
{
   [id(1)] HRESULT Method3([in, string] char *pC);
};

Requirements

Attribute Context

Applies to Array or pointer to an array, interface parameter, interface method
Repeatable No
Required attributes None
Invalid attributes None

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

See also

IDL Attributes
Array Attributes
export