C++ Character Data Types

Character Types

The char data type is used to store a single character. The character must be surrounded by single quotes, like ‘A’ or ‘d’:

Example:

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
 
int main () {
  char myGrade = 'A';
  cout << myGrade;
  return 0;
}

//Output---> A

Alternatively, you can use ASCII values to display certain characters:

Example:

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
 
int main () {
  char a = 65, b = 66, c = 67, d = 68 ;
  cout << a <<endl;
  cout << b <<endl;
  cout << c <<endl;
  cout << d <<endl;
  return 0;
}

Output—->

A
B
C
D

Tip: A list of all ASCII values can be found in our ASCII Table Reference.


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