Thread: I'm having a problem running a dot execute file

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    I'm having a problem running a dot execute file

    I've compiles and ran this simple program using code:blocks and it works fine. But if I run the dot exe version the console window closes immediately and I want to fix it to stay open so a user can read it. Note I've used cin.ignore (); and cin.get (); but these function don't help. What am I doing wrong?


    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main ()
    {
    int thisisanumber;
    cout << "Please enter a number: ";
    cin >> thisisanumber;
    cin.ignore ();
    cin.get ();
    cout << "You entered: " << thisisanumber << "\n";
    }

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    > Note I've used cin.ignore (); and cin.get ();
    Perhaps you should put them after your last line of output.

    Are you saying that if you open a separate console, then type in ./prog.exe, that the whole console window closes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    > Note I've used cin.ignore (); and cin.get ();
    Perhaps you should put them after your last line of output.

    Are you saying that if you open a separate console, then type in ./prog.exe, that the whole console window closes?
    Thanks I'll see if moving these functions to the last output works.
    NO! I'm trying to run the program using the program (name.exe) file that is generated after compiling it. I want to be able to email a copy of the (name.exe) to my son and have it work on his Windows PC
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