Thread: visual c++ excpress compiler new user

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    visual c++ excpress compiler new user

    i downloaded this program and can't get it to work
    click on file click on new and write the code and
    it makes a header file temp.h
    and doesn't allow me just to execute the code.
    i feel bad enough
    no need to make jokes about my lack of intellect.

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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    May be should should check what new you click?
    It seems to me - you create new header file...
    You should try to find a way to create a "new project"
    Select its type (Win32 consol App for example)
    For the start maybe easier to start with "Hello, world!" project, so the wizard creates all files need for compilation...
    When you just replace function body with what you want...
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    Frequently Quite Prolix dwks's Avatar
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    You need to type your main code into a .c or a .cpp file. (Or some variation, like .cxx.) .h files are ment to be included into .c files -- you can't write a standalone program with just .h files.

    As a sample program, try this.
    #include <iostream>
    int main(void) {
        std::cout << "Hello, World!" << std::endl;
        return 0;

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