Thread: Help for the basics

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    Help for the basics

    Very new at this and am just messing about, so please bear with me cause I am probably making a very easy mistake but I...meh just read below.

    I have been using the tutorials on this site and got Dev-C++ cause it said it was good for begginers. I read through the little bit and then it came to actually entering something. So I went File - New - Project, put it on Console Application and typed what it told me, which was this:

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
      cout<<"HEY, you, I'm alive! Oh, and Hello World!\n";
    Then it told me to run it, which I did but it always says "Project is not compiled" So what do I do??

    Thanks in advance, hope I gave enough info there.

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    Well (I don't know dev-c++ very well, however), you must first compile your project into an executable!
    There should be a compile option in the menus somewhere. Select it first, and THEN run the program!
    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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    Registered User Terran's Avatar
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    You shouldn't be using DevC++, it comes with a version of MINGw32 that's like 10 years old!!!

    look up wxDevC++, same thing, but with the wxWidgets library included and an updated compiler.

    There's a little green arrow in DevC++ (F9 key) that builds and executes your program.

    You need to build it before you can run it!

    Any other questions about Dev just ask, it's what i use!!! (and we all know how smart i am :-p )
    Last edited by Terran; 06-01-2008 at 04:16 PM. Reason: speeling

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    I've been using Visual Studio Express but MingwStudio is quite good for newbies. I would be using it too but I couldn't get SDL to work with mingw under Vista.

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    Registered User Terran's Avatar
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    I've actually been thinking about VSE because of the SDL / wxWidgets / Vista issues...
    Sorry, but i'm a Code::Blocks man now.

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