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ms dos question

PaladinBluePaladinBlue Posts: 6Member
Hello, i am a new programmer, am working with C++, and i have a problem, i am working with a windows ME setup, with DEV compiler, but when i run the programs, the ms-dos embedded window only stays open for a fraction of a second.
any-one had this problem in the past, or know how to help?
the two programs i just wrote tonight, Hello World, the classic, and a listing program, were written exactly as the book tells me to write them, but my ms-dos window is jacked up?
thanks all.

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  • NitroAtomNitroAtom Posts: 12Member
    Chances are when you build an .exe the 'close on exit' option is set by default, which means that as soon as the program displays "Hello World" on the screen and exits, the DOS window closes. This can be resolved by either right-clicking the .exe, selecting the 'Program' tab, and deselecting the 'close on exit' option. Or just add a getch(); at the end or your programs.
  • ammar84ammar84 Posts: 21Member
    As a remark only the getch() is in the .
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