The basic structure of a C++ Program

#include <iostream.h>

int main()


cout<<“My First Program” ;

return 0;


#include – is the directive and are processed by the Preprocessor. #include is a directive which tells the compiler to include a header file named iostream.h. The iostream is the file which contains the standard input and output functions.

int main() – is the function where the execution of the program starts. The open braces ‘{‘ indicates the beginning of the main function and the close braces ‘}’ indicates the end of the program.

cout<< is the the output statement which displays the text “My First Program” . The semicolon indicates the end of the statement.

return 0 – returns a value  and indicates the end  of the function.

This program indicates the basics of C++.

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