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I have a program with instruction and i want to tell the user to hit any key to continue (including enter or spacebar), when they are done reading the instructions.  How can i do this (plus i do not want to display the character which the user typed).

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Question by:onestar
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which os are you using?
try the command getch();
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I believe getch() is not part of the standard c++ library.  It is only available for Microsoft Visual C++ programs.  (If that's what you are using, then its fine, but if not...)
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Dear nietod i feel getch() is a part of c++ library.

here is a part of bc3.1  help related to getch().

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 _getch and getche_                 <CONIO.H>
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  _ getch gets a character from console but does not echo to the screen
  _ getche gets a character from console, and echoes to the screen

 Declaration:
  _ int getch(void);
  _ int getche(void);

 Remarks:
getch reads a single character directly from the keyboard, without echoing
to the screen.
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Any way i feel that knowing the OS and the development tool of our friend ( onestar ) is a must to answer his question precicely.

best regards.
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Agreed that we need to know the OS etc.  But in the VC documentation it is not marked as being part of the ANSII C or C++ library.  They say it is part of the windows C library.  However, I don't trust the documentation completely, so it might be standard C++.
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