Stop from bypassing string input?

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    Stop from bypassing string input?

    Alright I have these basic lines of code:

    Code:
    cout << "Enter a Number:  ";
        cin >> number;
    
        cout << "What is your name: ";
        cin.getline ( name, 300, '\n' );
    My program stops after the first cout line and waits for input, I put the info in and hit enter, it then prints out the next cout line but does not stop to get the input from the user.

    What do I need to do here to get it to stop and wait for the input of the name?

    Thanks

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    Either don't mix cin >> and cin.getline, or call cin.ignore(1000, '\n') after cin >> number.

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    Works perfectly,

    Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

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