make user press enter / wierd code thingy

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    make user press enter / wierd code thingy

    hello,

    yesterday, i thought i'd have a "bash" at programming. so here i am.
    after reading some tutorials - i thought i'd have a go myself, after some problems with flashing screens .ect (which i fixed by searching the forums) i'm now stuck.

    what i would like help with, if you would be so kind, is:

    i would like to make the user hit the enter key, before the next line is printed/displayed - as it all comes at once

    i would also like to know why, when i run my little ditty, it give me a wierd little code thing
    OK richie0x4433c4AKA CorvusVita
    even though I'm not getting an error code in DEV-C++

    heres the code - its pretty simple stuff

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        char thisisaname[20];       //dont forget the [20] bit idiot
        char secondname[20];
    
        cout<<"What is your name? ";
        cin>> thisisaname;
        cout<<"Hello "<< thisisaname <<"\n";
        cout<<"Right that's about it for now"<<"\n";
        cout<<"OH! befor you go..."<<"\n";
        cout<<"what's your forum tag?";
        cin>> secondname;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"OK "<< thisisaname << cout<<"AKA "<< secondname <<"\n";
        cout<<"I'll see you in the forums";
        cin.get();
    }

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    i would like to make the user hit the enter key, before the next line is printed/displayed - as it all comes at once
    Doesnt that already happen?

    The second cout here is rather out of place:
    Code:
    cout<<"OK "<< thisisaname << cout<<"AKA "<< secondname <<"\n";
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    Should something not be returned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight
    Doesnt that already happen?
    no it just bangs all the information up at once
    i mean all this come up at once
    Code:
        cout<<"Right that's about it for now"<<"\n";
        cout<<"OH! befor you go..."<<"\n";
        cout<<"what's your forum tag?";
    The second cout here is rather out of place:
    Code:
    cout<<"OK "<< thisisaname << cout<<"AKA "<< secondname <<"\n";
    do you mean the space between
    << and cout

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    No, I mean the cout itself. You should just write:
    Code:
    cout << "OK " << thisisaname << "AKA " << secondname << "\n";
    Should something not be returned?
    The global main() function returns 0 if no return statement is encountered by the time control reaches its end.
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    You don't need the cout at all there.

    As LaserLight says...it should be getting user input on the same line like you want.

    Edit::looks like you got there before me!

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    thanks guys that sorted out the wierd code bit. silly me.

    but i can t figure the enter thing

    I'm new and i'm sticking to that excuse

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    but i can t figure the enter thing
    Consider using cin.ignore().
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    Maybe if you print your screen and upload it to imageshack.

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    ahhhh....

    thanks very much, i did have cin.ignore on one line earlier - butit didnt "seem" to do anything so i took it out.

    works perfectly now.
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        char thisisaname[20];       //dont forget the [20] bit idiot
        char secondname[20];
    
        cout<<"What is your name? ";
        cin.ignore();
        cin>> thisisaname;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Hello "<< thisisaname <<"\n";
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"Right that's about it for now"<<"\n";
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"OH! before you go..."<<"\n";
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"what's your forum tag?";
        cin.ignore();
        cin>> secondname;
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"OK "<< thisisaname << " AKA "<< secondname <<"\n";
        cin.ignore();
        cout<<"I'll see you in the forums";
        cin.get();
    }
    thanks again LaserLight
    and Bumfluff also

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    I didnt actually do anything.

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