ok im using msvc++ 6.0. All i want to do is display the numbers 1 to 5 and THATS IT! Except when the program is done i want it to do a pause until i hit a key so it wont close right away. Also, i want each number to be displayed on the next line, not the same one. first of all, when i put a _getch() by the end of my program, and then execute it, it stays up but i don't see anything. if i take out the getch, i see "12345" on the same line. if i make it an executable file and launch it that way, i dont want it to close right away, but when i put the _getch in then i dont see anything and the window stays up. hmm, what do i do?