I'm new to VC++

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    I'm new to VC++

    Ok, you Visual Studio people out there probably will laugh at this... but o well...

    Here is some simple code that works fine...its just that when it reaches return 0; it displays "Press a key to continue..." and I don't have system("Pause") anywhere in my code...

    Code:
    int main()
    {
        Menu();
        cout<<"\n\t\t\t       Quitting";
        Sleep(500);
        cout<<".";
        Sleep(500);
        cout<<".";
        Sleep(500);
        cout<<".";
        return 0;
    }
    Are there any settings I should be aware of to disable the automatic system("Pause") thing thats goin on here?

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    Maybe you compiled a debug build or something, compile a release build and see if that pause goes away.

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    Yes. VC++ does that only when you are in Debug mode if I recall. Otherwise, run your program through DOS or whatever console you have and run your program, it will not do it.
    Last edited by Desolation; 06-04-2006 at 06:23 PM.

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    I'll resist the urge since it would be beating a dead horse to death.

    Sufficient to say....plz do some research about console before attempting to give advice.

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    What do you mean ? Smartass.

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    (laughs at above posts)
    Well now I have the code being compiled with a Release Win32 configuration...it still displays the message...

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    I think it only does that if you run it from within Visual Studio. Try going to your Debug or Release folder and double clicking the exe
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    Usually if you run your programs from within the ide they will behave in that manner. If you run them from a command prompt both the 'debug' and 'release' builds should behave as expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolation
    Yes. VC++ does that only when you are in Debug mode if I recall. Otherwise, run your program through DOS or whatever console you have and run your program, it will not do it.
    I beat you all to it.

    By the way, by 'console' I meant 'command-line'.

    Edit: And yes you can have a console other than the default one, in the case that you weren't already informed of that..

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    JaWiB was right... its just the IDE configuration...

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    Know, young padawan, that doing what I said is the very same thing as what JaWiB said. Double-clicking the .exe file or loading it with the command-line is the exact same thing.

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    yea i figured that... but im too lazy... lol
    Im use to the quick button in Dev C++

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolation
    Know, young padawan, that doing what I said is the very same thing as what JaWiB said. Double-clicking the .exe file or loading it with the command-line is the exact same thing.
    your all gunna fight about this forever huh?
    *sigh*
    oh well they'll sort it out eventually...
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