I am using visual studio 2010 MFC to build a C++ program. My program calls a DLL that is not apart of the project and it accepts a char*. I have a function that gets a string in a format of LPCTSTR. I have been on google for about two hours now, and no solution found. How do I convert form a MFC LPCTSTR to a char*. Everything I have found either does not work, or just does not compile.
In MFC the easiest is to convert through
CStringA (provided that resulting buffer will be a read-only argument):
LPCTSTR pszA = ... CStringA sB(pszA); const char* pszC = sB; char* pszD = const_cast<char*>(pszC);
Other options are available and were discussed: