stdafx.h (can't locate header file!)

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    stdafx.h (can't locate header file!)

    So I copied and pasted a bit of the samegame code from your tutorials (which I love), and my compiler (which yes, is still DevC++, but will soon be Microsoft Visual Studio Professional) says that it can't find the stdafx.h header file. Perfectly understandable, but what to do now? Do I just copy-and-paste the source code and manually stick it in there?

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    stdafx.h is a precompiled header. It speeds up compilation.
    All it contains is a number of include statements. So remove that piece of code and add missing includes to your files as necessary to get it to compile. Hopefully, there should be no need to add any headers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    So it's not actually required?

    Maybe this should get turned into a "muffinman8641's multitude of game programming questions" so I don't have to start a thousand new threads. :]

    I made a header file (as per the aforementioned tutorial's instructions) with this code:
    Code:
    #pragma once
    
    class CSameGameBoard
    {
    public:
      /*  Default Constructor */
      CSameGameBoard(void);
      /*  Destructor */
      ~CSameGameBoard(void);
      /*  Function to randomly setup the board */
      void SetupBoard(void);
      /*  Get the color at a particular location */
      COLORREF GetBoardSpace(int row, int col);
      /*  Accessor functions to get board size information */
      int GetWidth(void) const { return m_nWidth; }
      int GetHeight(void) const { return m_nHeight; }
      int GetColumns(void) const { return m_nColumns; }
      int GetRows(void) const { return m_nRows; }
      /*  Function to delete the board and free memory */
      void DeleteBoard(void);
    private:
      /*  Function to create the board and allocate memory */
      void CreateBoard(void);
      /*  2D array pointer */
      int** m_arrBoard;
      /*  List of colors, 0 is background and 1-3 are piece colors */
      COLORREF m_arrColors[4];
      /*  Board size information */
      int m_nColumns;
      int m_nRows;
      int m_nHeight;
      int m_nWidth;
    };
    ...and the file itself returns no errors. Problem is, the main project file says the header doesn't exist.
    Last edited by muffinman8641; 03-14-2011 at 09:57 AM.

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    It's not actually required, and any good programmer will make sure it compiles without it, since its only job is to speed up compilation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    OK, another completely unrelated question: if I make a simple program that has an integer value that starts at 0 and increases by 1 each second, how can I get it to save this number like a saved score?

    Inspired by themostseconds.com type of scenario.

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    A second question: I have this code:
    Code:
    if (list == 1) {
          ifstream inFile;
          inFile.open("seconds.exe");
           if(!inFile){ 
             cout << "Cannot open file.\n";
             getchar();
             return 1;
             }
             }
    for a program that leads to other programs. It runs ok but I enter the number one to open it and it just closes the program.

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    You might want to look over SourceForge.net: Pause console - cpwiki
    And indent properly, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thanks Elysia. You're a programming master! How the hell do you know every thing?

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