C++ – Format output in a table, C++


How can I output data to the console in a table in C++? There's a question for this in C#, but I need it in C++.

This, except in C++: How To: Best way to draw table in console app (C#)

Best Solution

Here's a small sample of what iomanip has:

#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>

int main(int argc, char** argv) {
    std::cout << std::setw(20) << std::right << "Hi there!" << std::endl;
    std::cout << std::setw(20) << std::right << "shorter" << std::endl;
    return 0;

There are other things you can do as well, like setting the precision of floating-point numbers, changing the character used as padding when using setw, outputting numbers in something other than base 10, and so forth.