problem with gets()

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    steve8820
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    Question problem with gets()

    I am having a strange problem when prompting the user for input. When I try to use gets() it seems to skip over a piece of my code. For example:

    char in_line[100];

    cout<<"Enter your string: ";
    gets(in_line);


    If I used this code if would not print Enter your string. It would simply skip over it and wait for user input. I am very confused to why this is happening. If anyone has any ideas please help. Thanks

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    Registered User blight2c's Avatar
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    have you tried
    Code:
     cin.getline(data,x)
    . i think it's in <ctype.h>. but I don't know much, i'm learning myself.

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    strange.. i used to have the same problem while using
    cin.getline(), thus i changed to gets().

    maybe use : cin.ignore();

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