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std::setfill: std::setfill

NAME

std::setfill - std::setfill

Synopsis


Defined in header <iomanip>
template< class CharT >
/*unspecified*/ setfill( CharT c );


When used in an expression out << setfill(c) sets the fill character of the stream out to c.

Parameters


c - new value for the fill character

Return value


Returns an object of unspecified type such that if out is the name of an output stream of type std::basic_ostream<CharT, Traits>, then the expression out << setfill(n) behaves as if the following code was executed:
out.fill(n);

Notes


The current fill character may be obtained with std::ostream::fill

Example


// Run this code


  #include <iostream>
  #include <iomanip>
  int main()
  {
      std::cout << "default fill: " << std::setw(10) << 42 << '\n'
                << "setfill('*'): " << std::setfill('*')
                                    << std::setw(10) << 42 << '\n';
  }

Output:


  default fill: 42
  setfill('*'): ********42

See also


         manages the fill character
fill (public member function of std::basic_ios<CharT,Traits>)


internal sets the placement of fill characters
left (function)
right
         changes the width of the next input/output field
setw (function)