The definition of rude may be kind of harsh??......

My post was brought on by desparation and as a result i didnt properly check the home page

i was unaware of the protocol - this is my first time visiting this forum. However, i now know the rules and will proceed accordingly.

i'm new to c++ and after spending 4 days on this same error i was ready to pound my head against the wall. surely you can remember the days when you first began coding and have just a smidgen of sympathy