I'm a complete newbie at programming. I chose to learn C# as my programming language. Every book I purchase starts with console applications. Each time I try to run the apps that I build, it will only display for a few seconds then it will disappear? I'm running Windows XP and have VS.net. Is there some way that I can view the output of my console applications with out it shutting off on me? I'm getting discouraged because I want to build Windows apps and not console apps right now? I can't seem to run any command line apps. I'm stuck because these books teach you the basics of the language using console apps. I want to skip past this but I miss out on so much. Please help!!!!