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    Dev-C++

    I have Dev-C++ and when I execute the program, the Dev-C++ screen minimizes and the executable screen pops up, but for only a second and then the Dev-C++ screen pops back up. I am not able to run my programs...does anyone know what I can do to fix this.....?

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    When you run a console program, unless you tell it to stop with getch or something similar, it's jsut going to close the console window.

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    im not familiar with getch

    can someone help me on how to use it....

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    Check your PMs.

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    i put:

    int getch();

    at the beginning, in the main, and at the end and nothing works....

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    You're declaring getch() as a variable - that's wrong.

    Put this line right before the reutrn statement at the end of main:

    getch();


    That's it - nothing else.

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    then i get the error message:

    implicit declaration of function `int getch(...)'

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    Try adding this header file :

    #include <conio.h>

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    still didn't work....i don't know what's up but i am downloading borland 5.5 now....hopefully i won't have the same problem....

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    Lightbulb your answer

    I use this and had the same problem a long time ago. You can't use conio.h with Dev-C++. It uses:

    #include <conio.c>
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    Post your exact code - this isn't that difficult.

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    You need either

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <conio.h>

    or

    #include <conio_mingw.h>

    to use getch().

    You could do -

    #include <stdlib.h>

    and use

    system("PAUSE");

    or write more portable code and do -

    #include <iostream>

    and use

    std::cin.get();

    or you could use any other function that accepts input from stdin and therefore pauses the program before the end.

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    Thanks to everyone.....the <conio.c> worked. wow what a hassle. THanks a lot though....

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    surprising !!!
    In Dev-C++ 4 it's conio.h

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    I've had the same problems too. You kinda get used to it.

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