< cpp‎ | string‎ | basic string
basic_string& append( size_type count, CharT ch );
basic_string& append( const basic_string& str );
basic_string& append( const basic_string& str,

                      size_type pos,

                      size_type count );
(until C++14)
basic_string& append( const basic_string& str,

                      size_type pos,

                      size_type count = npos);
(since C++14)
basic_string& append( const CharT* s,
                      size_type count );
basic_string& append( const CharT* s );
template< class InputIt >
basic_string& append( InputIt first, InputIt last );
basic_string& append( std::initializer_list<CharT> ilist );
(7) (since C++11)

Appends additional characters to the string.

1) Appends count copies of character ch

2) Appends string str

3) Appends a substring [pos, pos+count) of str. If the requested substring lasts past the end of the string, or if count == npos, the appended substring is [pos, size()). If pos >= str.size(), std::out_of_range is thrown.

4) Appends the first count characters of character string pointed to by s. s can contain null characters.

5) Appends the null-terminated character string pointed to by s. The length of the string is determined by the first null character.

6) Appends characters in the range [first, last).

This overload has the same effect as overload (1) if InputIt is an integral type. (until C++11)
This overload only participates in overload resolution if InputIt satisfies InputIterator. (since C++11)

7) Appends characters in the initializer list ilist.


[edit] Parameters

count - number of characters to append
ch - character value to append
first, last - range of characters to append
str - string to append
s - pointer to the character string to append
ilist - initializer list with the characters to append

[edit] Return value


[edit] Complexity

There are no standard complexity guarantees, typical implementations behave similar to std::vector::insert.

[edit] Exceptions

If an exception is thrown for any reason, this function has no effect (strong exception guarantee). (since C++11)

If the operation would result in size() > max_size(), throws std::length_error.

[edit] Example

#include <string>
#include <iostream>
int main() {
    std::basic_string<char> str = "string";
    const char* cptr = "C-string";
    const char carr[] = "Two and one";
    std::string output;
    // 1) Append a char 3 times. 
    // Notice, this is the only overload accepting chars.
    output.append(3, '*');
    std::cout << "1) " << output << "\n";
    //  2) Append a whole string
    std::cout << "2) " << output << "\n";
    // 3) Append part of a string (last 3 letters, in this case)
    output.append(str, 3, 3);
    std::cout << "3) " << output << "\n";
    // 4) Append part of a C-string
    // Notice, because `append` returns *this, we can chain calls together
    output.append(1, ' ').append(carr, 4);
    std::cout << "4) " << output << "\n";
    // 5) Append a whole C-string
    std::cout << "5) " << output << "\n";
    // 6) Append range
    output.append(&carr[3], std::end(carr));
    std::cout << "6) " << output << "\n";
    // 7) Append initializer list
    output.append({ ' ', 'l', 'i', 's', 't' });
    std::cout << "7) " << output << "\n";


1) ***
2) ***string
3) ***stringing
4) ***stringing Two 
5) ***stringing Two C-string
6) ***stringing Two C-string and one
7) ***stringing Two C-string and one list

[edit] See also

appends characters to the end
(public member function) [edit]
concatenates two strings
(function) [edit]
concatenates a certain amount of characters of two strings
(function) [edit]
appends a copy of one wide string to another
(function) [edit]
appends a certain amount of wide characters from one wide string to another
(function) [edit]