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Beginner in C++!How to compile using visual studio 2010 express


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#1 charlote

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:23 AM

I am new to C++ and been trying to do small program. I created the source code and when I try to compile the program, it gives the following message:

unable to start program 'C:\users\...\visual studio 2010\projects\basic.cpp\Debug\basic.cpp.exe.

The system cannot find the file specified.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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#2 mnirahd

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:34 AM

Hi,

Its hard to tell using the information you have provided. What's the name of project you created: Are you sure you selected correct project type while creating it. I assume you're trying to create a console based application. Are you sure that you select win32 console when you created project?

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:08 AM

Here are some tutorials how to use that compiler and IDE
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#4 charlote

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:20 AM

Hi,

Its hard to tell using the information you have provided. What's the name of project you created: Are you sure you selected correct project type while creating it. I assume you're trying to create a console based application. Are you sure that you select win32 console when you created project?

Munir


I am sorry. It is a console based application. Project name is basic.cpp(it is just a basic to get started). I did select win32 console when I created it. but still it gives the message... as program unable to start

Thanks
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:02 AM

I am sorry. It is a console based application. Project name is basic.cpp(it is just a basic to get started). I did select win32 console when I created it. but still it gives the message... as program unable to start

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Hello, charlote.

Here's a basic walk-through to create a new Win32 console project with MSVC 10 Express:

  • Open Microsoft Visual C++ Express 10
  • Click on "File" (upper left) -> New -> Project
  • Select "Win32 Console Application"
  • On the bottom side of the window, type in your projects name as "Example" (so it will be -- Name: Example)
    For me, the project location is: C:\Documents and Settings\Muted\My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "Next"
  • Select "Console Application" as the application-type
  • UNcheck "pre-compiled headers"
  • CHECK "Empty project"
  • Click "Finish"
  • In the left pane, right click on "Source Files" -> Add -> New Item... -> "C++ File"
  • Name: example.cpp
  • Click on "Add" (lower right corner)
  • Enter the source code (shown below...)
  • Press F7 (build hotkey)
  • Press F5 (run "debug" hotkey)


SOURCE CODE:
#include <iostream>

int main() {

    std::cout << "Hello World!";

    char holdExecutionWindowOpen;
    std::cin >> holdExecutionWindowOpen;

    return 0;
}

There you go! Hope this helps! :c-smile:
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#6 charlote

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:14 AM

Here are some tutorials how to use that compiler and IDE


Thanks, It is very helpful.
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