OK......Well, I'm just trying to get on this C++ stuff. I bought a book and I'm trying to get the "hello world" program to work. I typed it in the new source code just like the book had, saved it as a .ccp, complied and ran it using Bloodshed.....but all that it does is flash a little black screen for like a half second on my screen. I had the idea that I was supposed to see the words "hello world" on my screen. Am I messing up the code or do I just not know what I'm looking for? Any replies would be appreciated!! Thanks!