Where you are adding file names to the vector call the generic_string method of the file name object, and this should work.



From: boost-users-bounces@lists.boost.org [mailto:boost-users-bounces@lists.boost.org] On Behalf Of Amanullah Yasin
Sent: 11 July 2011 13:19
To: boost-users
Subject: [Boost-users] Help is required to get the file names in a directory...........


Before, with boost 1.38 and visual studio 2005, i was using following funtion to retrieve the file names in a folder. 
Now i switched to boot 1.46.1 and visual studio 2010, but the following method is not working. Please guide me.

void Compilation::getFileNames(vector<string>& listOfFiles)



      boost::filesystem::directory_iterator iterator(string("."));


      for(; iterator != boost::filesystem::directory_iterator(); ++iterator)


                  cout << (iterator->path().filename())<< endl;






error: error C2440: 'initializing' : cannot convert from 'boost::filesystem3::path' to 'std::basic_string<_Elem,_Traits,_Ax>'


Thanks in advance.


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