porterrj 0 Newbie Poster

Hi I'm new to C++ and to here.

I have an assignment.

Make a rectangle using Functions.

Have the user imput the row size and column width.

It should look something like this (It's supposed to be a rectangle...hollow) :

**********
*               *
*               *
*               *
**********

I'm only able to get this:

***********
***********
***********
***********
***********

here's my code ( I know it's something in my FOR loop) :

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;


//Function prototype


void displayStars (int, int);


int main ()
{
int row, column;


cout << "Enter the number of rows and columns: ";
cin >> row >> column;


while (column < 2 || column > 60 && row < 2 || row > 60)
{
cout << "Invalid values for rows and columns" <<endl;
cout << "Please enter values between 2 - 60: " ;
cin >> row >>column;
}


displayStars(row, column);
return 0;
}


//Definition of function displayStars


//This function displays a square made of astericks


void displayStars (int rows, int cols)
{
//Nested loop.  The outer loop controls the rows
//and the inner loop controls the columns.


for (int across = 0; across < rows; across++)
{
for (int down = 0; down < cols; down++)
cout << "*";
cout <<endl;
}
}
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