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23 HELP! My program seems to compile correctly, but when it runs, a DOS window flashes and then vanishes.

This can sometimes occur when you are developing programs using an IDE. A command prompt window opens and displays the output, and control is passed back immediately to the IDE.

To get around this, you can look through the various menus to find a "View Output Screen" option. Alternatively, you could open a command prompt window and change directory to the one your executable is going to end up in and run your executable directly from there.

The solution of using a non-standard function to keep the executable running until a key is pressed is not a very good idea - especially if you are going to run your program outside of the development environment.

 

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