Hi!!! I would like to know the meaning or purpose of these

case '\t' and case '\n'?

Thank you.

Greetings.
Erm, I'm not sure.
But generally, '\t' should be if the character is a constant TAB,
and the '\n' should be if the character is a constant NEWLINE. ;)

shouldn't this be in the C/C++ forum? :rolleyes:

Also, this is true, \t - Horizontal Tab, and \n - New Line (Line Carriage, i.e. the return or enter key). These are used in output and input. Output - If you want to add indentation and such you would use a horizontal tab, and if you wanted to put two sentences on different lines you could use \n between them to add a line break.

You can also use them in the function cin.getline which is included in the iostream.h header file. Syntax: cin.getline(variable, max_length, terminating_character). So, if you wanted a user to input a sentence, and you only wanted to store the text the user input untill they hit enter then this would suffice:

#include <iostream.h>

int main()
{
char string1[100];
cin.getline(string1, 100, '\n');
cout<<"The text you entered was:\n";
cout<<string1;
return 0;
}

Notice the use of \n inside of string and character marks. It cannot be used outside of these.