I'm completely new to programming, and I'm using a book called 'Accelerated C++' by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E.Moo.
I'm trying to make the program Hello World!, but I'm not successful.
I'm using Microsoft C++ 2010 Express.
This is the exact code I used.
// my attempts at making a C++ program
std: :cout << "Hello, world!" << std::endl;
I get a red underline beneath the ':' right next to 'cout'. When I pan my cursor over it, it says 'Error: expected an expression'
When I try and run it it says there were build errors, and if I try and run it anyway it states 'The system cannot find the file specified.'
Also in the small box beneath all the code, there is this
1>------ Build started: Project: Hello World! 2, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1> Hello World.cpp
1>c:\users\mycom\documents\visual studio 2010\projects\hello world! 2\hello world! 2\hello world.cpp(6): error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before ':'
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========