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I've been struggling with this for a few days now. I've finally got it working in pieces, but when my sorting array runs, all I get is empty space. My brain is fried at this point, I can't figure out if it's a simple fix, or a major flaw. This is my first time asking for help online, thank you in advance for any assistance.

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
#include <iomanip>
using namespace std;

void selectionSort(string[],int);
void displayArray(string[],int);

int main() {

const int SIZE = 45;
string namesList[SIZE];
string fileName;
fstream fileList;
char ch;

cout << "Enter a file" << endl;
cin >> fileName;

fileList.open("C:/Users/Me/Desktop/8-1Homework/nameslist.txt", ios::in);

        cout << "\n\nHere are the listed names, sorted chronologically:\n " <<endl;
        cout << "===================================================\n" <<endl;

  if (fileList) {
     fileList.get(ch);

     while (fileList)

    {

        cout << ch;

        fileList.get(ch);
    }
}
else {
    cout << fileName << "could not be found" << endl;
}

    cout << "\n\nHere are the listed names, sorted alphabetically: \n " <<endl;
    cout << "===================================================\n" <<endl;

    for(int i = 0; i < SIZE; ++i) {

        getline(fileList,namesList[i]);
    }

    selectionSort(namesList,SIZE);

    displayArray(namesList,SIZE);

    fileList.close();

    return 0;
   }

   void selectionSort(string array[],int size) {

int startScan,minIndex;
string minValue;

    for(int startScan = 0; startScan < (size - 1); ++startScan) {

    minIndex = startScan;
    minValue = array[startScan];
    for(int index = startScan + 1; index < size; ++index) {

        if(array[index] < minValue) {

            minValue = array[index];
            minIndex = index;
        }
    }
    array[minIndex] = array[startScan];
    array[startScan] = minValue;
    }
}

void displayArray(string name[],int size) {

  for(int i = 0; i < size; ++i) {

    cout << name[i] << endl;
     }
}
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"array" need passing as reference to function "selectionSort"

Edited by AndrisP

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