when the programs open

This is a discussion on when the programs open within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; once the program has been compiled, and you open it must it open in a dos window?? can u not ...

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    when the programs open

    once the program has been compiled, and you open it must it open in a dos window?? can u not give it its own window like when you open paint it has its own window named paint

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    Well check your settings in the compiler.

    You are able to choose where you want to output your exe files. Then its simply the matter of finding it and executing it.

    I hope this is what your asking.
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    Man, did you even read his question?? Geez.

    WHat you are building, is a console application, you need to create a win32 one. I think you know nothing about Win32 programming, so I suggest to get a book or read tutorials.
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    stop insulting ppl... there is a way a bad way but it does do something like you wanted

    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    
    int main()
    {
     system("yourfile.exe");
     return 0;
    }
    this will make a program open a program and on top in the status bar it should give you the name of your program in paints case it would say

    Paint

    and now it will say

    yourfile
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    why is it a bad way??

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    There's nothing bad about that way. All you're doing is sending dos the command to run the program (in case you didn't know that's about what windows does, manipulate dos....in 3x-9x). If you include windows.h you can use shellExecute.

    But i don't think that pertains to the original posters question. I just posted a win32 tutorial zip file in on of the threads on this board, check it out.
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    is win32 just like C++ or C? is it a seperate language cuz i can't be bothered to learn a new language i am sticking with C++

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    win32 programming is done in c if you use the API, and c++ if you use mfc. Read a tutorial and you'll learn these things.
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    one more thing..... when i have put the "bad" code in or any other code and click compile & run i get a message saying unable to run program file

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    make sure the program isn't still running, sometimes when using visual c we tend to leave the program run after the last compile (the program you were compiling, not msvc). Make sure the program's closed, if it is, save your workspace and select project, clean. Then try again.
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    Ignore the post about the system("yourfile.exe"); , that's not at all what you were asking about, I think the poster didn't understand your question.

    Just start learning about the windows API.

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