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    Sure. Paste your code in Dev-C++. Go to Execute > Compile. If it prompts you for a directory, then choose one, if it doesn't it's in the folder that the .cpp is saved in. After you compile go to that folder. The icon should look like a little console window.
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    And thats the executable?--- When I click on those it opens up dev c++, not the actual program on MSDOS

    will it be different for someone without it on their comp?
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    No you're clicking on the source code. I'll give you a picture explaination.

    http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=compile9cd.jpg
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    oh! I found it! I feel very stupid, sorry for taking so much time up with such a question, and thank you for putting up with me
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    You are going to start to run into a lot of problems; some that even the next day you will consider “trivial” and feel silly for not knowing. I am NOT saying stop asking question; that is what this is for.

    The tutorials are nice, good for quick referencing for syntax, ect. But really, you are missing so much background data and info by just using them. I would highly highly recommend getting a book (way more complete and goes into much more detail). I think you will find it easier, you will learn more and understand what you are doing on a more deeper level. Remembering syntax will never make you a good programmer, but understanding what is going on will.

    I personally think this book is great!:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...lance&n=283155

    But other people here recommend many others.
    Just use the forum search for book….you will get so many results and lot’s of good suggestions for books!

    Plus, libraries = free books!

    But do not hesitate to keep asking questions.

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    Ok, so that book would be appropriate for a my current skill level? (pretty much none)
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    That book is for people with no skill level / knowledge and ends with the ability to work as a programmer in the real world (for C++). But there are lots of books like that, and each has a different style; which is why libraries rock.

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    Small town= Small library, but I'll have to check out my local one and see if they have a few, perhaps I can print hte titles on here of what I find , or mayb ejust look for ratings through google.. hmm good idea though
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    Small town maybe; but usually entire regions if not whole states libraries are linked and online in all US states. You should search for your local/regional library system online and search the catalogue that way for C++ books.

    Also, libraries are for the public, just request a book. It might take a while depending on the time and budget. But I have worked at a library before, and where I worked the budget set-aside for requests was never ever fully used so it just rolled over quarterly to the general budget.

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