How do I get a computer to detect its own name and hardware?

This is a discussion on How do I get a computer to detect its own name and hardware? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by eddwills I've only been learning C++ for a few days.... well done then edd!!!! that's rather impressive ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddwills
    I've only been learning C++ for a few days....
    well done then edd!!!! that's rather impressive even if you do have prior programming experience!

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    hehe, thanks a lot :flattered:

    I really couldn't have gotten it anywhere near as good without all of the help from you guys though.

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    i didn't mean to seem narky, i was just trying to get a point
    across, someone as enthusiastic as yourself has great potential,
    so i was just trying to steer you well clear of possible problems
    with warnings in the future.

    Originally Posted by Xterria
    I love the enthusiasm put into this program.
    i think we can all echo that! well done, oh and thanks for the
    credit as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie T
    leaving out return 0 will result in a compiler warning.
    Bad compiler, then. The automatic return is part of the C++ standard and must not result in any diagnostic messages on a conforming compiler.
    All the buzzt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddwills
    I know it's probably a pile of lame compared to the sort of stuff most of you guys can probably make, but I'm happy with it, especially for a first C++ project.

    I called it 'Get To Know Your Computer'.

    You can download the .exe here and the source here.

    As you might have guessed, it's Windows only. Sorry about that guys, Linux may be better, but I need my adobe/macromedia suites/3dmax/computer games/everything else
    Very neat little program! Pretty nice concept I must say! Though I am sad that my computer's name is DESKTOP-1. Sort of depressing eh?
    Oh my goodness.

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