after getting bored with turbo c++ ide , now i have installed codelight ide for c++ and i don't know how to use it.

well , i have done following

created a workspace named "hello_world"
created a project named "hello"

while creating a project i was asked to give a name to the project and select compiler . by default it was gnu gcc was selected and i created the project.

there i saw a file with name main.c and i wrote a simple c program to print "hello world" at console window and when i run the code then console window appeared saying "press any key to continue" it did not display "hello world".

What about using Eclipse with the CDT plugins? That is quite nice as an IDE for C/C++, AND you can use it with Java and other languages as well! :-)