Box dimension program

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    Question Box dimension program

    I'm creating a simple program that asks the user to input the size of a box and then displays the box using asterisks. I'm have a problem with the rows printing. Here is the code that I have so far...
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main (int argc, const char * argv[]) 
    {
        int column, size, row;
        column = 0;
        row = 0;
        printf("Enter size of box:");
        scanf("%d", &size);
    
        while (row != size)
        {
            row = size - 1;
            row++;
            printf("*", row);
            
            while (column != size) 
            {
                column++;
                printf("*", column);
                printf("\n");
                
            }
            
        }
        
        return 0;
    }

    result:

    Enter size of box:2
    **
    *

    How do I fix this?

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    I've updated the code but now it only works when '2' is input by user. Producing a 2 x 2 square... here is the updated code
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main (int argc, const char * argv[]) 
    {
        int size, row, column;
        row = 0;
        column = 0;
        printf("Enter size of box:");
        scanf("%d", &size);
      
        while (row != size)
        {
            row++;
            printf("*", row);
            
        }
        printf("\n");
        while (column != size) 
        {
            ++column;
            printf("*", column);
            
        }
        
        return 0;
    }
    any suggestions?

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    Do this size times:
    • Output size '*' characters
    • Output a newline



    This typically done with a set of nested for loops:
    Code:
    for( Do size times )
        for( Do size times )
            Output a '*'
        Output a newline
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