CkStringArray C++ Reference Documentation

CkStringArray

Current Version: 9.5.0.73

Class/object for managing and manipulating collections of strings. Contains an ordered collection of strings.

Object Creation

// Local variable on the stack
CkStringArray obj;

// Dynamically allocate/delete
CkStringArray *pObj = new CkStringArray();
// ...
delete pObj;

Properties

Count
int get_Count(void);

The number of strings contained within the object's internal array (i.e. ordered collection).

Important: This is an object that contains a collection of strings. Although the class/object name includes the word "Array", it should not be confused with an array in the sense of the primitive array type used in a given programming language.

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Crlf
bool get_Crlf(void);
void put_Crlf(bool newVal);

If true, strings are always automatically converted to use CRLF line endings. If false, strings are automatically converted to use bare LF line endings.

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DebugLogFilePath
void get_DebugLogFilePath(CkString &str);
const char *debugLogFilePath(void);
void put_DebugLogFilePath(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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LastErrorHtml
void get_LastErrorHtml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorHtml(void);

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
void get_LastErrorText(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorText(void);

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
void get_LastErrorXml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorXml(void);

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
bool get_LastMethodSuccess(void);
void put_LastMethodSuccess(bool newVal);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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Length
int get_Length(void);

The number of strings contained within the internal collection. (Identical to the Count property.)

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Trim
bool get_Trim(void);
void put_Trim(bool newVal);

If true, whitespace, including carriage-returns and linefeeds, are automatically removed from the beginning and end of a string when added to the collection.

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Unique
bool get_Unique(void);
void put_Unique(bool newVal);

If true, then duplicates are not allowed. When an attempt is made to insert a string that already exists, the duplicate insertion is silently suppressed and no error is returned. The default value is false.

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Utf8
bool get_Utf8(void);
void put_Utf8(bool newVal);

When set to true, all "const char *" arguments are interpreted as utf-8 strings. If set to false (the default), then "const char *" arguments are interpreted as ANSI strings. Also, when set to true, and Chilkat method returning a "const char *" is returning the utf-8 representation. If set to false, all "const char *" return values are ANSI strings.

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VerboseLogging
bool get_VerboseLogging(void);
void put_VerboseLogging(bool newVal);

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
void get_Version(CkString &str);
const char *version(void);

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

Append
bool Append(const char *str);

Appends a string to the end of the internal ordered collection.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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AppendSerialized
bool AppendSerialized(const char *encodedStr);

Appends multiple strings to the end of the internal ordered collection. The encodedStr is what is returned from the Serialize method (see below).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Clear
void Clear(void);

Remove all strings from the internal collection.

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Contains
bool Contains(const char *str);

Returns true if the string is present in the internal collection. The string comparisons are case sensitive.

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Find
int Find(const char *findStr, int startIndex);

Finds the index of the first string equal to findStr. The search begins at startIndex. If the string is not found, -1 is returned. The first string in the array is at index 0.

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FindFirstMatch
int FindFirstMatch(const char *matchPattern, int startIndex);

Finds the first string that matches the matchPattern. The search begins at startIndex. If the string is not found, -1 is returned. The first string in the array is at index 0.

The matchPattern may contain zero or more asterisk chars, each of which matches 0 or more of any character.

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GetString
bool GetString(int index, CkString &outStr);
const char *getString(int index);

Returns the string at an indexed location within the internal collection. The first string is located at index 0.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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GetStringLen
int GetStringLen(int index);

Returns Nth string's length, in characters. The first string is located at index 0.

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InsertAt
void InsertAt(int index, const char *str);

Inserts a string into the internal collection at a specified index. Using index 0 will insert at the beginning.

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LastString
bool LastString(CkString &outStr);
const char *lastString(void);

Returns the last string in the internal collection.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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LoadFromFile
bool LoadFromFile(const char *path);

Loads strings from a file (one per line) into the internal collection. It is assumed the file contains ANSI strings. To load from a file containing non-ANSI strings (such as utf-8), call LoadFromFile2 instead.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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LoadFromFile2
bool LoadFromFile2(const char *path, const char *charset);

Loads strings from a file (one per line) into the internal collection. The charset specifies the character encoding (such as utf-8) of the strings contained in the file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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LoadFromText
void LoadFromText(const char *str);

Loads strings from an in-memory string (one per line) into the internal collection.

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LoadTaskResult
bool LoadTaskResult(CkTask &task);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Loads the string collection from a completed asynchronous task.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Pop
bool Pop(CkString &outStr);
const char *pop(void);

Returns the last string and removes it from the internal collection.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Prepend
void Prepend(const char *str);

Adds a string to the beginning of the internal collection.

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Remove
void Remove(const char *str);

Removes all strings equal to the string argument from the internal collection.

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RemoveAt
bool RemoveAt(int index);

Removes the string at a particular index.

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ReplaceAt
void ReplaceAt(int index, const char *str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Replaces the string at a specified index.

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SaveLastError
bool SaveLastError(const char *path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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SaveNthToFile
bool SaveNthToFile(int index, const char *saveToPath);

Saves the Nth string in the collection to a file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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SaveToFile
bool SaveToFile(const char *path);

Saves the collection of strings to a file, one string per line. Strings are saved using the ANSI charset. (Call SaveToFile2 to specify a charset, such as "utf-8")

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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SaveToFile2
bool SaveToFile2(const char *saveToPath, const char *charset);

Saves the collection of strings to a file, one string per line. Strings are saved using the specified charset.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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SaveToText
bool SaveToText(CkString &outStr);
const char *saveToText(void);

Writes the collection of strings to a single string, one per line (separated by CRLF line endings).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Serialize
bool Serialize(CkString &outStr);
const char *serialize(void);

Returns an string which is an encoded representation of all the strings in the collection. The string collection can be re-created by calling the AppendSerialized method.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Sort
void Sort(bool ascending);

Sorts the strings in the collection in ascending or descending order. To sort in ascending order, set ascending to true, otherwise set ascending equal to false.

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SplitAndAppend
void SplitAndAppend(const char *str, const char *boundary);

Splits a string at a character or substring boundary and adds each resulting string to the internal collection.

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StrAt
bool StrAt(int index, CkString &outStr);
const char *strAt(int index);

Returns the string at a specific index.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

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Subtract
void Subtract(CkStringArray &stringArrayObj);

Subtracts the strings contained within stringArrayObj from the caller's internal collection.

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Union
void Union(CkStringArray &stringArrayObj);

Performs the union set-operator. The result is that the caller will have a string collection that is the union of itself and stringArrayObj.

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