STD::Cout Examples

Here’s some examples of how to use cout. This list is not exhaustive, and does not cover all use cases. This is just to give you an idea.


using namespace std;

//This is a function we'll talk about these in lesson 18 / 19
int returnNumber(){
	int number = 5 + 5;
	return number;

int main(){
	int myNumber = 5; // Declare a whole number variable (integer) and set it equal to 5
	cout << "Test" << endl; // Will Output Test, without quotation marks then skip to the next line
	cout << myNumber << endl; // Will output 5, and then go to the next line
	cout << "\nInline-line-break" <<endl; //This will output a blank line (\n) followed by the words Inline-Line-Break
	cout << "1+1=" << 1 + 1 << "\t2+2=" << 2 + 2 << endl; //Outputs "1+1=2" followed by a tab (\t) then "2+2=4" and then skips to the next line
	cout << returnNumber() << endl;  //This will output 10, then got to the next line (this is covered around lesson 18)

	system("PAUSE"); //This is a visual studio command which keeps the console window open until you press a button at the end.
	return 0;