Are you one of those people who is in the middle of a C++ program and you know what to do, but you don't know the syntax? So you google and find out the syntax. But in turbo c++ you cannot use ctrl+v. That might be a little pissing off. So the easiest solution would be to get rid of Turbo C++ and get a modern day compiler. But anyway, here is a post on how one can copy text from an external source into the turbo C++ environment.

C++ is a very powerful language, but the Turbo C++ compiler is bloody ancient and very conservative. The Unix environment it has can be a pain in the neck sometimes. With the modern day compilers like C++ builder, eclipse, and stuff, programming in C++ has become so much easier. Unix environment is not really necessary to build an application. And these new compilers also have a lot of predefined functions for graphics, user interface etc.

Sometimes we want to write little complex programs or make console games using C++. But we are not qualified enough in the language. So we look for the code online as I mentioned earlier.

But the fact of the matter is, some of us are still obligated to use Turbo C++. Turbo C++ IDE does not allow us to use common windows functions like Ctrl + C and Ctrl + v.  Because it uses a UNIX environment. which is platform independent. Which means, the program development is done regardless of the operating system you are using.

So we have to find a way in which we can smuggle the text we want to copy into the Unix environment. The only file format that Turbo C++ supports is '.cpp'. So we need to convert it to '.cpp' and only then can we smuggle it into the Unix environment.

Also see: How to use a text file as a database

So here is a quick and an easy way to do it. Follow the steps properly and it will definitely work. A lot of people commented that it doesn't work, so I checked and corrected it. Now it is working perfectly. I tested it myself several times.

How to copy any text to turbo c++:

  • Copy the text
  • Paste it into notepad or notepad++
  • Save it as .cpp (not .txt)
  • Now copy this file to the BIN folder where you have installed Turbo C++
  • Open Turbo C++, go to FILE menu click on OPEN  and browse the file that you have saved 
  • Now open the file and select the text you want to copy in the coding section and go to EDIT menu and click on COPY
  • Now go to the program where you want to paste it and then go to EDIT menu and click on  PASTE
  • Then go to and SUBSCRIBE :)

I hope that helped and now you know "how to copy any text to turbo c++". For any other doubts in turbo c++ do not hesitate to ask in the comments. Or ask me personally on google+:  +Arjun Mahishi.