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CrazyDaveCrazyDave Posts: 2Member
Total noob question. I wanted to learn programing, so I got Borland c++ 5.5 . I extracted everything to the default location(C:/Borland/BCC55). I looked around and found some applications in the bin folder, but everytime I try to open one, a black textbox flashes on screen for about half a second and disappears. Am I doing something wrong? How do I start this damn thing? Any and all advice welcome.

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  • bilderbikkelbilderbikkel Posts: 754Member
    : Total noob question. I wanted to learn programing, so I got Borland
    : c++ 5.5 . I extracted everything to the default
    : location(C:/Borland/BCC55). I looked around and found some
    : applications in the bin folder, but everytime I try to open one, a
    : black textbox flashes on screen for about half a second and
    : disappears. Am I doing something wrong? How do I start this damn
    : thing? Any and all advice welcome.
    :-) Haha, it already works! It just does not ask to press a key before closing the program.

    Add the following lines to your code:

    [code]
    #include //For std::cout, std::cin, std::endl

    int main()
    {
    //Your code here

    std::cout << "Press any key to quit" << std::endl;
    std::cin.get();
    }
    [/code]

    Have fun,
    bilderbikkel
  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : Total noob question. I wanted to learn programing, so I got Borland
    : c++ 5.5 . I extracted everything to the default
    : location(C:/Borland/BCC55). I looked around and found some
    : applications in the bin folder, but everytime I try to open one, a
    : black textbox flashes on screen for about half a second and
    : disappears. Am I doing something wrong? How do I start this damn
    : thing? Any and all advice welcome.
    :
    Alternatively, run the program cmd (Start > Run > type "cmd" and press enter). Then use the well known DOS commands to go to the program folder and run it.
  • CrazyDaveCrazyDave Posts: 2Member
    : : Total noob question. I wanted to learn programing, so I got Borland
    : : c++ 5.5 . I extracted everything to the default
    : : location(C:/Borland/BCC55). I looked around and found some
    : : applications in the bin folder, but everytime I try to open one, a
    : : black textbox flashes on screen for about half a second and
    : : disappears. Am I doing something wrong? How do I start this damn
    : : thing? Any and all advice welcome.
    : :-) Haha, it already works! It just does not ask to press a key
    : before closing the program.
    :
    : Add the following lines to your code:
    :
    : [code]:
    : #include //For std::cout, std::cin, std::endl
    :
    : int main()
    : {
    : //Your code here
    :
    : std::cout << "Press any key to quit" << std::endl;
    : std::cin.get();
    : }
    : [/code]:
    :
    : Have fun,
    : bilderbikkel

    I think your trying to put the cart ahead of the horse. I have some c++ experience, but we used a network connection to link to a linex server, completly different system. My main question is how do I launch the compiler

  • bilderbikkelbilderbikkel Posts: 754Member
    : I think your trying to put the cart ahead of the horse. I have some
    : c++ experience, but we used a network connection to link to a linex
    : server, completly different system. My main question is how do I
    : launch the compiler
    Oops, I'm sorry. I hope Lundin's post helped you out. I'm not so familiar with command-line compiling, I just use C++ Builder/Kylix/Visual C++/Dev C++.

    See ya,
    bilderbikkel
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