C Lesson 2: How to compile and run C program?
How to compile and run C program?
We have seen the detailed intro of C Language: History, Development, Advantages, disadvantages of the C Program in our previous post.
Now lets start learning C Language through series of basic concepts with respective example programs.
Before learning C, lets see the steps to install C software and running the First C Program.
Steps to Download and Install C Software:
- Check for previous installation of TurboC++ in your system.(check in control panel of the system).
- If it is already installed, uninstall that TurboC++.
- Now Download the TurboC++ from the link
- Extract and save the downloaded file in C drive (or other drive as like your convenient. But you should know where the software is saved).
- Now run the Setup.exe file from the downloaded folder. Then follow the instructions to complete the installation.
- Finally the process of downloading and installing TurboC++ is completed.
Lets see how to compile and run our First sample C Program.
How to Compile and Run C Program?
- Once the installation is completed, you can find its shortcut icon on the desktop. If so, then double-click that icon. Otherwise, go to the drive where you saved the software.
Click "TURBOC++ -> TC".
- The Screen will open where you can type your program.
- See the following sample program and type that on the screen.
- Now save the program as "ProgramName.C".
- The C is the extension indicating the your program is in "C" language.
- This is because, the same software supports the C++ language too. Hence specified as ".C".
- To save, go to "File->Save us" option in the top menu bar.
Sample C Program : "HelloWorld.c "
<span style="color: #000000;">#include <stdio.h>
printf("MY FIRST SAMPLE PROGRAM "HELLO WORLD.C"\n");
This is our first sample C Program saved as "HelloWorld.C". We shall see in detail about this program later.
Before that let's try to compile and run this program.
To Compile and Run C Program:
- Click the compile option at the top menu bar. You can also use the shortcut key: "Alt+F9".
- If bugs shown, clear it on the program screen and again save and compile the program.
- If no bugs shown, run the program by clicking the "Run" option shown in the same top menu bar.
Finally, we have create, compile,and run our first C program "HelloWorld.C". The output screen shot will be as shown below....