How to make the program remain open

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    How to make the program remain open

    I have visual studio 2010 and when I run a program the command prompt window with the program opens and closes automatically. How can I make the window remain open without running the program from the command prompt.

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     //#include "stdafx.h"  was included on the other template
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    
    //int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) was included on the other template
    int main()
    {
    	cout <<"she sells sea shells by the seashore"<< endl;
    	cout <<"\nshe"<< endl;
    	cout <<"sells"<< endl;
    	cout <<"sea"<< endl;
    	cout <<"shells"<< endl;
    	cout <<"by"<< endl;
    	cout <<"the"<< endl;
    	cout <<"seashore"<< endl;
    	cout <<"\nshe sells"<< endl;
    	cout <<"sea shells"<< endl;
    	cout <<"by the"<< endl;
    	cout <<"seashore"<< endl;
    	return 0;
    }
    
    /*1. Write on the screen the words
    she sells sea shells by the seashore
    (a) all on one line, (b) on seven lines, and (c) inside a box.*/

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    Why did you comment the stdafx.h?
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    stdafx.h is a "magic" header file used by Visual Studio to implement "pre-compiled headers".

    It's a build-time optimisation which works well on large stable projects.
    For student homework sized problems (a handful of source files at the most), it's mostly an annoyance.
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    Two good solutions:
    Run program with without debug (typically Ctrl+F5). Prompt will not close.
    Or, put a breakpoint at the closing brace of main (typically F9) and run with debug (typically 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.
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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 first solution worked

    Thanks

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    The second solution is handy when you need to debug. Don't forget it.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Two good solutions:
    Run program with without debug (typically Ctrl+F5). Prompt will not close.
    Or, put a breakpoint at the closing brace of main (typically F9) and run with debug (typically F5).
    Kindly explain, why these solutions will work?
    I want to know the reason as i don't know.......
    I'll appreciate this..
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    First one because Visual Studio for some reason adds a "press any key to close..." after the program has ended when not running in debugger.
    And the second because the debugger stops at the breakpoint allowing you to gaze upon the console before it closes.
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    First one because Visual Studio for some reason adds a "press any key to close..." after the program has ended when not running in debugger.
    And the second because the debugger stops at the breakpoint allowing you to gaze upon the console before it closes.
    Thanks alot....
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