How do I convert the contents of a Platform::String to be used by functions that expect a char* based string? I'm assuming WinRT provides helper functions for this but I just can't find them.
Platform::String::Data() will return a
wchar_t const* pointing to the contents of the string (similar to
Platform::String represents an immutable string, so there's no accessor to get a
wchar_t*. You'll need to copy its contents, e.g. into a
std::wstring, to make changes.
There's no direct way to get a
char* or a
char const* because
Platform::String uses wide characters (all Metro style apps are Unicode apps). You can convert to multibyte using