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std::setprecision woes

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ok I want to do printf("%.2f", float) but with a stream. this should be easy, but I can't get it to work. setprecison sets the total number of digits i.e.
float x = 123.456;

cout << setprecision(2) << x;

//output
1.2e+002 // I want 123.45, goddamnit!!!!!!
is there a way to do this? I don't want to use printf unless there's no other choice (all of the rest of my code uses streams)

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hmmm that worked. interesting. MSDN says that fixed is the default for floating point nums, that's why I didn't try it before.

oh well, thanks man!

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