DOS Program

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    DOS Program

    Hey, I've written my program it does what I want it to do. Until I try and run it in dos. Then I get this irratating message "this program cannot run in dos." My question is, is there anyway to write a dos program using VC++ 6.0.

    Any help is appreciated
    Jon
    themunsters97@juno.com

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    sure you can make a DOS program in Visual C++
    you can make new project (you should choose win32 console application)
    console program is suitable for DOS envirnment.

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    re dos program

    if you have the right compiler... i think borland had a strictly dos compiler it was something like version 3 or 3.3 somthing like that. but then again Dev-C++ is a good compiler and if you create a new project it will ask

    create new... Windows , Dos , Win32 , Dll , or empty project

    you should select eother DOS or WIN32 they both should be compatible with you "project" and if WIN32 isnt DOS should work no q's asked if you dont have DEV-C++ get it HERE

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    DJGPP is extremely excellent DOS only compiler. You can get it at www.delorie.com

    I've only had one problem with DJGPP. The assembly isn't the standard assembly code. It's a weird type. There is a link to a regular to weird chart somewhere in the boards. It is either AT&T is regular or IBM is, I don't remember.

    If you want to use graphics in DJGPP, a good site to go to is www.brackeen.com

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    I've tried a win32 console app in VC++. Still got the message "this program cannot run in DOS mode". I downloaded DevC++ and can't get my program to compile without errors. It compiled free of errors in VC++.

    Any help is appreciated
    Jon
    themunsters97@juno.com

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    post your code

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    Okay guys here is the code. I found it elsewhere on this board, and modified it to fit my needs.

    #include<iostream>
    #include<conio.h>

    using namespace std;

    void GetPassword( char* entry );

    void main( void )
    {

    char password[10] = "admin";
    char entry[10] = "";

    do{

    cout << "\nEnter password: " << flush;


    GetPassword( entry );

    }while(strcmp(entry, password));

    }

    void GetPassword( char *entry )
    {
    int i = 0;
    char ch;

    while( 1 )
    {
    while( !kbhit() ); //** pause until kentered

    ch = entry[ i++ ] = (char)getch();

    putchar( '*' );

    if( ch == 13 ) //does not like '\n or '\0'
    {
    entry[i-1] = '\0';
    break;
    }
    else if( i == 9 )
    {
    entry[i] = '\0';
    break;
    }
    }
    }


    Any help is appreciated
    Jon
    themunsters97@juno.com

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    My question is, is there anyway to write a dos program using VC++ 6.0.
    NO
    You need a DOS compiler. Try DJGPP
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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