I need help!

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    Question I need help!

    I just started in C++, and I downloaded a complier called Bloodshed Dev-C++ beta of the newest version. I wrote a simple program, tested it for errors and compiled it. When I tried to execute the code, a Comand Prompt window opens up, and the end result of my program is in there. Only problem is that the window pops up for like less than a second and then it closes.

    Does anybody know what is happening and how I can fix this?


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    Add std::cin.get(); before return 0; and it waits for user to hit enter before it closes. I hope that helps so it would look like:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
    std::cout << "Hello!";
    std::cin.get();
    return 0;
    }
    Last edited by stickman; 09-03-2004 at 05:15 PM.

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    Try reading this FAQ which points you to this FAQ which has several possible solutions.

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    Hey stickman! U know how helpful that was? I finally got the window to stay! By the way this is my first day of C++. My program was just simple addition. I added 6 and 4 together.

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    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    That link was already posted just to let you know.

    EDIT: No problem on the window staying up thing. I had that question when I first started also. A lot of people have helped me so I want to help back.

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