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  1. #1
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    [RESOLVED] Problem implementing ToUpper

    I have searched and tried so many combinations to implement ToUpper into my program but it simply doesn't work so I'm resorting to the message boards!

    I'm coding in C# and I use Visual 6 C++ at Uni and Codeblocks at home and it works on neither.

    Currently I'm using (repeatTest=='Y' || repeatTest=='y') but I want to implement <ctype.h> and ToUpper so that even if a lowercase y is entered it still accepts it.

    I've tried

    char repeatTest = repeatTest.ToUpper();
    repeatTest = repeatTest.ToUpper();

    both say 'ToUpper' in something not a structure or union

    and many other combinations.

    Here's my working code

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    	char repeatTest='Y';
    
    	while (repeatTest=='Y' || repeatTest=='y')
            {
    		char answer=0, correctAnswer=0, questionNumber=1, testResult=0, NumberOfQuestions=1;
    		srand (time(0));
    
                    printf ("Test will begin, good luck\n\n\n\n");
    
                    for (NumberOfQuestions=0; NumberOfQuestions!=10; NumberOfQuestions++) {
                            int randomValue1=rand()%12+1;
                            int randomValue2=rand()%12+1;
                            printf("%i. What is %i x %i?    ",questionNumber, randomValue1, randomValue2);
                            scanf("%i", &answer);
    
                            if (answer==(randomValue1*randomValue2)){
                            printf ("Correct\n\n");
                            ++correctAnswer;
                            ++questionNumber;
    			}
    
    			else {
    				printf ("Incorrect\n\n");
    				++questionNumber;
    			}
    		}
    
                   testResult = correctAnswer * 10;
                   printf ("You answered %i%% of the questions correctly\n\n",testResult);
                  "\n\n";
                   printf ("Would you like to have another go? Y or N\n\n");
                   scanf (" %c", &repeatTest);
    
                    if (repeatTest=='N' || repeatTest=='n'){
                            return 0;
                    }
    
                   system("cls");
    
    	}
        system("pause");
    }
    Any responses would be appreacted

  2. #2
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    Re: Problem implementing ToUpper

    Quote Originally Posted by cassas00 View Post
    I have searched and tried so many combinations to implement ToUpper into my program but it simply doesn't work
    http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/cctype/toupper/
    I'm coding in C#
    Some advice -- don't use C# as a guide in attempting to write C++ code.

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie

  3. #3
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    Re: Problem implementing ToUpper

    Ah, I think I'm getting too far ahead of myself. I'll wait to see how my tutor implements it in c# in my upcoming lessons rather than using c++ code lol thanks!

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    Re: [RESOLVED] Problem implementing ToUpper

    Code:
    while (repeatTest=='Y' || repeatTest=='y')
    becomes
    Code:
    while(toupper(repeatTest) == 'Y')
    note lowercase.

    you could also have
    Code:
    repeatTest = toupper(repeatTest);
    after the scanf.

    You also need
    Code:
    #include <ctype.h>
    at the beginning of the program.

    Paul offered some good advice - although in certain respects c# bears some resemblance to c++, don't use it as a guide as to how to write c++ programs.
    All advice is offered in good faith only. You are ultimately responsible for effects of your programs and the integrity of the machines they run on.

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