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Posted - Jul 23 2021 :  10:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some code where I'm using std::string to build up strings that I then need to pass to C code. To do this, I'm trying to use the c_str() method of std::string.

However, VAX's auto-completion logic keeps trying to turn:

std::string var = "Hello";

into something like:


When I look at the definition for c_str() in the Microsoft headers, I see:

    _NODISCARD _Ret_z_ const _Elem* c_str() const noexcept {
        return _Mypair._Myval2._Myptr();

The "_NODISCARD" part seems to be confusing VAX. I worked around this by adding:

#define _NODISCARD

to my va_stdafx.h file.

VA_X.dll file version 10.9.2406.0 built 2021.04.23
DevEnv.exe version 16.9.31105.61 Professional

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Posted - Jul 26 2021 :  06:59:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the bug report and your logical work around. So far I cannot reproduce the problem here though, and I have just checked two different VS2019 solutions, in case there is something odd about my default test solution.

In Solution Explorer, if you right click on your C++ project, go to Properties, and look at General settings, what to you have your Platform Toolset set to?

I am assuming this is "Visual Studio 2019 (v142)" but it might well be something else.

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