Thread: please help new programmer!!!!!

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    please help new programmer!!!!!

    i just need to know if there is a relatively easy way to use a "hit any key" function in my program. if anyone has any ideas i would be most grateful.

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    If your compiler supports it, use getch(). It takes in a character then proceeds without the user having to press enter. Otherwise, make your menu say "press enter to continue" and use getc() or getchar().

    P.S. I think you have to include "conio.h" to use getch().

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    in C++ You need to have <<endl though
    example for c++:
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    int main()
        cout<<"Press any key to continue"<<endl;
        return 0;
    however, my C compiler doesn't support conio
    one way I did it on C (which was annoying as hell!)
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main()
        char ans[];
        printf("Do you wish to continue? [Y/N]: ");
        scanf(%c, &ans);
        if(ans[0] == "y" || ans[0] == "Y") 
            goto cont;
        else { return 0; }
        // Stuff for rest of code here
        return 0;
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