Need help w/ Bloodshed compiler!

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    Question Need help w/ Bloodshed compiler!

    I just recently downloaded the bloodshed compiler as I'm new to C++ programming. Everytime I enter a code or whatever it's called and I click on Execute>>Run it says "Project is not compiled" so then I click on compile and nothing happens and if I click on run again it says the same thing. Is there something I can do to fix this or is something wrong with the software? Please Help!

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    Well just a thought, did you create a new project AND add your cpp file into that project? You may have created a blank project and forgot to add your file into the project? I'm no expert with Blodshed's compiler though.
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    thank you

    I appreciate you taking the time to help me out but if you don't mind answering one more question what is a cpp file?

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    Post well...

    There's a multitude of things that could've gone wrong that you don't seem to have described in your thread.

    One of the main things that could have gone wrong with your code would be if it was not of the ANSI C++ standard. Your code must follow a strict platform of different styles of formatting in order to be considered "compilable". Take a look at the cprogramming.com's C/C++ tutorials and compile your source code after you look at the examples.

    You need to learn C++ with either an online tutorial, or by buying (hopefully a good) book. Of course, you're staring at one of the best C++ online tutorials, so take the time to learn this language (or, if you wish, you can learn C) and start programming.

    And, there should not be any problem with the software, I code with Bloodshed Dev C++ almost religiously (until I get the cash and the nerve to get Visual C++.net), and I have had absolutely no problem with the GUI.

    Don't give up so quickly. C++ and C doesn't come overnight to anyone, no matter who you are. It takes from simple weeks to long, arduous months for people to get the hang of this (these) language(s).

    So, to sum it all up, in short, read some tutorials. It's the only way (other than going out and buying a book) to learn C or C++.
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    a cpp file is what contains the bulk of your code, the #include header files, and allows the compiler to read and distribute your code into an executable application for either public distribution or for archival storage.

    To null it down a bit, a cpp file is simply a textfile (commonly referred to as a notepad file) saved with the suffix ".cpp" (without the quotes).
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