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VC++ Writing a DOS Program

I just got Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 a few days ago.  I've been all through the help screens and the project settings boxes, etc.  All I want to know is how do I set MSVC++ 5.0 to create programs that can be run in MS-DOS mode?
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Egore
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galkinCommented:
You must create console application. Go to File->Open->New.... In opened dialog box click Projects tab and from list box select "Win32 Console application". Click OK button and skeleton console application will be generated. Then you can write main() function etc. what you usually do in DOS applications.
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EgoreAuthor Commented:
I tried this, but it did not work.  When I try to use it in the dos prompt it tells me that it cannot be run in DOS mode.  Also, if you answer this, I'll up the points, to use 'union REGS regs' do you need to compile as a DOS program?  Because, when I compile it in VC++ 1.0 as a DOS program it works just fine, but in VC++ 5.0 as whatever the default is, it screams at me when I use 'union REGS regs'.
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yonatCommented:
VC 4.2 and later do not support 16-bit applications. If you want to write 16-bit applications, use VC 4.1 or 1.52.
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Tommy HuiCommented:
No, the only version of Visual C++ that supports DOS applications is VC++ 1.x (1.52c was the last version).

You cannot use Visual C++ 2.x, 4.x, or 5.x to create DOS applications.


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EgoreAuthor Commented:
Well, I was really hoping this wouldn't be the case...  But, thanks anyway.  I'm only giving you an acceptable rating because, well, you didn't really tell me how...  But, thank anyway...
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rafekemmisCommented:
I have designed a C++ application that creates some REG files and BAT files which are needed for the loading process for 80+ XP machines. My problem is that this application must run in DOS MODE. I am currently using Visual Studio 7 which doesn't seem to support this. Are there any alternatives that can support my use of the conio library? I appreciate any help you can give.
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