Thread: Question about Compile Behavior in Visual Studio

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    Question about Compile Behavior in Visual Studio

    another noob question incoming..

    So i was doing a few more tutorial programs, and i noticed that When i changed some text string outputing through cout like

    cout << "Awesome \n";
    adding a Exclamation Point for example:
    cout << "Awesome! \n";
    i noticed that when i hit F5 and recompiled it, The changes i made to any of the code wouldn't affect how the program ran the next time i hit F5.

    Eventually i determined that i could close all windows, save it there, then reopen it, and changes to the code i'd made would take affect after that. But is there another way i could update the compiled program without having to close the windows out first?
    Last edited by Tachimazu; 06-21-2009 at 08:59 PM. Reason: title update

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    you need to relink it

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    F5 doesn't compile, it just runs your code in debug mode. You need to be hitting F7.

    When you're hitting F5 all you're doing is running your last compiled piece of code.

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    It sounds like you've left the console window open after each time you run your program. As compiling involves opening the exe for write access and replacing its contents, this cannot happen while the process is still loaded. You have to close the console windows first, end of story.

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    This may be true if you have some instructions left in the program to "prevent the console window from disappearing." Otherwise, the process will terminate as soon as it gets to its end (even if you do Ctrl+F5).
    So yes, remove any such instructions to prevent it from disappearing.
    Hit F7 to compile each time.
    Run with Ctrl+F5.
    It solve all your problems.
    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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    oh i see. Thanks yall.

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