Thread: Dev-C++. Where did you it download from?

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    Dev-C++. Where did you it download from?

    I mannage to download Dev-C++,... I could compile codes and run the programme. But I just realised that It isn't working properly... Codes which work perfectly in Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 back in my University doesn't work properly here.

    When the output is suppose to come out, the black screen automatically closes... Why is this?... I would assume that I didn't install properly or the right one. And this happens for every code.

    I tried installing it from here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=307174
    then realised the problem and uninstalled and reinstalled from here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/d....9.2_setup.exe

    Where did I go wrong?

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    I don't think that the Dev C++ Compiler automatically adds this line when you start a new source file:

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    system ("Pause") ;
    Therefore add it, it should stop the DOS window from closing automatically, allowing you to see any output.

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    You should look up Code::Blocks nightly versions, they surpass Dev C++ in many areas

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    Also realize that VC++ has nonstandard features that you might have used.
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    Especially VC++ 6.0. VC 2003 is pretty standard compliant but I'm told VC 6 is just god awful.

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    You should try downloading Visual C++ Express with Platform SDK. It's free, powerful and really pretty.
    As for your problem... try running the program from a command shell. Or add a scanf() at the end, so that it will wait for your input before closing. Or right-click the executable file and uncheck the 'Close on exit' checkbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vart
    Now I have, thanks.... But, what does this mean?
    Run your program from the command line rather than the IDE (not exactly what most people want).

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    Start/Run...

    cmd

    cd "<enter the loacation of your program>"
    <enter program name>.exe
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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    I used to use the command line when I used the old acient Borland 5.0 compiler. I hated it so much, IDE's do make life much simpler. But then again, when I used to code in BASIC before MS glorified it, I used to love commands like:

    Code:
    10 print"HELLO WHAT IS YOUR NAME? "
    20 INPUT A$
    30 IF A$ = "LEON" GOTO 40 ELSE GOTO 50
    40 print"HELLO A$" GOTO 50 
    50ENDPROC
    60 RUN
    sigh == "those were the days... all simple and easy.
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