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    I'm new and could use some help

    Hi I'm new to this board and C++ programing and, I need some help. I am creating a simple program that should produce Hello, world! as text in a MS DOS screen
    Code:
    /*Hello world program
      Zeratul_999, 12/5/02*/
    
    #include<iostream.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    	cout << "Hello, world!";	//first statement
    	return(0);	//second statement	
    }
    This is what I get in the build log


    Build Log

    --------------------Configuration: Hello world program - Win32 Debug--------------------

    Command Lines
    Creating temporary file "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\RSP7301.TMP" with contents
    [
    /nologo /MLd /W3 /Gm /GX /ZI /Od /D "WIN32" /D "_DEBUG" /D "_CONSOLE" /D "_MBCS" /Fp"Debug/Hello world program.pch" /Yu"stdafx.h" /Fo"Debug/" /Fd"Debug/" /FD /GZ /c
    "C:\My Documents\C++\Chapter 2\Hello world program.cpp"
    ]
    Creating command line "cl.exe @C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\RSP7301.TMP"
    Output Window
    Compiling...
    Hello world program.cpp
    c:\my documents\c++\chapter 2\hello world program.cpp(11) : fatal error C1010: unexpected end of file while looking for precompiled header directive
    Error executing cl.exe.



    Results
    Hello world program.obj - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)

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    That's odd. What compiler are you running?

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    correct code/works, what compiler are you using? Try <iostream> minus the ".h"

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    #include "stdafx.h" at the very top. Either that or create a project without precompiled headers... or remove precompiled headers from your project options.

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    Code:
    /*Hello world program
      Dennis McCollum, 12/5/02*/
    
    #include<iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
    	cout << "Hello, world!";	//first statement
    	return(0);	//second statement
    }
    This also didn't work

    #include "stdafx.h" at the very top. Either that or create a project without precompiled headers... or remove precompiled headers from your project options.
    stdafx.h doesnt work.
    Precompiled headers, I unfortinatly do not know what theese are explain?
    I dont know what compiler I'm using. I'm doing this at school with Visual C++ 6, maybe I should reinstall it?

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    when you create your project make sure you do Win32 console application and then select empty project from the next set of options. you probably didn't set up your project properly the first time. recreate it and use these settings

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    When you #include it make sure you use double quotes "" and not brackets <>. I'm not exactly sure how to disable these from an existing project.. but you can easily create a new project and select "empty project"

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    Ahh, here it is.
    -Project -> Settings ->
    -Select the C/C++ tab on the left
    -Select "Precompiled Headers" from the combo box
    -Select "Not using precompiled headers"
    Last edited by Eibro; 12-05-2002 at 07:09 PM.

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    LOL I feel stupid I chose Win32 console application but i did not choose empty program

    and what is the benifet of using double qoutes instead of brackets
    I checked the cprograming tutorials and it also has it in brackets http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/lesson1.html
    Last edited by Zeratul_999; 12-05-2002 at 07:32 PM.

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    you use quotes when the file you are trying to include is in your project directory (IE one you create), and arrow brackets when they are from another location -- like any standard headers

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    Does the file automaticly go into my project file if i use double qoutes?

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    no, if you want to include iostream for instance, use arrow brackets. if you don't your program won't compile, unless, of course, you copy iostream into your project (which would be pointless) or if you made a header of your own and called it iostream

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    Thumbs up

    Ok thanks alot.

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    From MSDN:
    Syntax Form/Action

    Quoted form:
    This form instructs the preprocessor to look for include files in the same directory of the file that contains the #include statement, and then in the directories of whatever files that include (#include) that file. The preprocessor then searches along the path specified by the /I compiler option, then along paths specified by the INCLUDE environment variable.

    Angle-bracket form:
    This form instructs the preprocessor to search for include files first along the path specified by the /I compiler option, then along the path specified by the INCLUDE environment variable.
    Last edited by Hunter2; 12-05-2002 at 09:52 PM.
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