Executing C Program in Visual Studio 2008

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    Executing C Program in Visual Studio 2008

    I am trying to teach myself C Programming. I need to know how to execute an application in Visual Studio 2008. I can't find a way to do this!!! It is only the first example aswell which is to simply print out hello

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    Well in VS2005 you press F5 to run with debug, or CTRL + F5 to run without it.

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    Same thing with 2008.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    The option is greyed out in the menu. Don't know if it's down to the type of file i opened, i opened up a text file in the C++ development IDE and then saved it as a .c file.
    Last edited by rory-uk; 02-04-2008 at 12:51 PM.

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    You need to create a project first, then add files to the project and compile through F7, then run through F5 or Ctrl+F5.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Getting build errors with attempting to do the above. In fact I'm not sure if this version of Visual Studio will allow me to create a C Program. Can anyone give me a link to an IDE for C Programming which I can download for free that works on 64 Bit Home Premium Vista?

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    It does work. Post your compile errors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    1>------ Build started: Project: Test3, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
    1>Compiling manifest to resources...
    1>Project : error PRJ0003 : Error spawning 'rc.exe'.
    1>Build log was saved at "file://c:\Users\Rory\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\Test3\Test3\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
    1>Test3 - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)
    ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

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    The original file that gets created is a .cpp file, which is a C++ extension and the other file I created is a .c Isn't this not going to work

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    Does Visual Studio Express come with a recourse compiler (rc.exe)?

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    reverse-compiler??? It's not Visual Studio Express, it's a trial version of Visual Studio 2008 Pro. Like I said earlier could anyone give me a link to a C programming IDE environment that I could download

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    Resource compiler.
    Visual Studio is fine. You just seem to have an issue.
    Did you create a new project? Do you have an .rc file in the project?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    What's a .rc? I am simply creating a basic hello program. Below is the code:

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    #include <stdio.h>
    
    main()
    {
    	printf("Hello");
    }

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    Main should return int.
    Obviously it's expecting to run the resource compiler... Hmmm. So you've created a new project? You are sure rc.exe exists? You're sure you have sufficient security privileges to run (create data)?
    Because it works fine if I create a new project and compile it.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    How did you create the project? Was it a Win32 console application?

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