#include <boost/algorithm/string.hpp>
#include <boost/tokenizer.hpp>				//May be needed
using namespace std;
using namespace boost;
using namespace boost::algorithm;

http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_56_0/doc/html/string_algo.html

http://theboostcpplibraries.com/boost.stringalgorithms

Alter supplied string vs Create a new string from the output

Many of the string functions some in function_name() and function_name_copy() versions, where the _copy() version returns the output and the non _copy() version instead alters the supplied string.

Test A String

Does string contain

	if (contains(my_string, "hello")
		//do something

Get Portions Of A String

Trim

	trim(temp_string);

Get string up to first

Read each line of a sting

	string text("apple\n\norange\npair");

	typedef boost::tokenizer<boost::char_separator<char> > line_tokenizer;
	line_tokenizer tok(text, boost::char_separator<char>("\n\r"));

	for (line_tokenizer::const_iterator i = tok.begin(), end = tok.end(); i != end ; ++i)		//Get each line of the string, skipping past blank lines
		std::cout << "A:" << *i << std::endl;
Split up a string by character

	string my_text = "07/3/2011";
	vector<string> split_line_elements;
	boost::split(split_line_elements, my_text, boost::is_any_of("/"));
	if (split_line_elements.size() > 0)
		//do something

Remove Bits Of A String

Remove all occurances of a character

	boost::erase_all(my_string, "a");

 

 

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