Thread: Why won't my program pause?

  1. #1
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    Why won't my program pause?

    I am trying to write a program, but in order to see the end result, I need my program to pause at the end and preferable to use enter to exit.

    I have cin.get() at the end...but it's not working...this is copied right out of my text and it even doesn't work correctly. Sorry for the sloppy programming, but I just plugged this in to see if it would work and it doesn't stop. I have GOT to have it stop at the end to see if my calculations that the program that I am working on is correct.

    Any/all help appreciated. And please, nothing complicated..this is for class and he'll know I jumped ahead.

    #include <iostream>
    #include <iomanip>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
    	int partNumber;
    	int quantity;
    	float unitPrice;
    	float totalPrice;
    	cout << fixed << showpoint << setprecision(2);
    	cout <<"prt #" << endl;
    		cin >> partNumber;
    	cout << "qty ordered" << endl;
    	   cin >> quantity;
    	   cout << "unit price" << endl;
    	    cin >> unitPrice;
    	   totalPrice = quantity * unitPrice;
                     cout << "part" << partNumber << ", quantity" <<    quantity << ", at $" << unitPrice << "each" << endl;
    	cout << "totals $ " << totalPrice << endl;
    		return 0;

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    The cin.get() has to be done before the return 0. The return statement in the main function makes the program quit and thus your cin.get() will never get executed.
    Doesn't your compiler warn about that?

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    Shouldn't she use a cin.ignore() before the cin.get() too?

  4. #4
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    You guys ROCK!!

    After moving the return 0 under the cin.get and adding the cin.ignore, it worked like a charm.

    And no, my comiler didn't warn me about the return just executed the file and the box just disappeared. That's nice to know for a future's MS Visual Studio .Net 2003.

    Thanks!!!!! so much!!


  5. #5
    yeah i had the same problem so thanks to everyone here coz the answer u supplied worked perfect for me aswell.

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