C program to print heart star pattern with name in center

Write a C program to print heart star pattern with name in the center. How to print heart star pattern with the name in center using for loop in C programming. Program to print the below heart star pattern.

Required knowledge

Basic C programming, If else, For loop, Nested loop

Program to print heart star pattern with name in center

/**
 * C program to print heart star pattern with center name
 */
 
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
 
int main()
{
    int i, j, n;
    char name[50];
    int len;

    printf("Enter your name: ");
    gets(name);
 
    printf("Enter value of n : ");
    scanf("%d", &n);

    len = strlen(name);

    // Print upper part of the heart shape
    for(i=n/2; i<=n; i+=2)
    {
        for(j=1; j<n-i; j+=2)
        {
            printf(" ");
        }
 
        for(j=1; j<=i; j++)
        {
            printf("*");
        }
 
        for(j=1; j<=n-i; j++)
        {
            printf(" ");
        }
 
        for(j=1; j<=i; j++)
        {
            printf("*");
        }
 
        printf("\n");
    }
 
    // Prints lower triangular part of the pattern
    for(i=n; i>=1; i--)
    {
        for(j=i; j<n; j++)
        {
            printf(" ");
        }
        
        // Print the name
        if(i == n) 
        {
            for(j=1; j<=(n * 2-len)/2; j++)
            {
                printf("*");
            }   

            printf("%s", name);

            for(j=1; j<(n*2-len)/2; j++)
            {
                printf("*");
            }
        }
        else 
        {
            for(j=1; j<=(i*2)-1; j++)
            {
                printf("*");
            }
        }
 
        printf("\n");
    }
 
    return 0;
}

Output

Enter your name: Codeforwin
Enter value of n: 10
  *****     *****
 *******   *******
********* *********
*****Codeforwin****
 *****************
  ***************
   *************
    ***********
     *********
      *******
       *****
        ***
         *

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