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void createChar( PlClient &setObj )
	char setName[ 20 ];
	cout << "Character creation process\n\n";

	cout << "Enter name for character (20 Characters max): ";
	cin.getline( setName, 19 );
	cout << '\n';

	cout << setObj.getName();


// the function above is accessed through this swith/case menu
while ( menu ) {
		cout << " Character Creation Process\n"
			 << " 1. Create Character\n"
			 << " 2. View Character\n"
			 << " 3. Finish Character\n"
			 << " 4. Back\n\n";

		cout << "Enter # choice: ";
		cin >> menuChoice;

		switch ( menuChoice ) {

		case CREATEC:
			createChar( tempObj );

I don't know what is wrong. When createChar( PlClient &setObj ) is entered, it doesn't let wait for user input. When it enters the function, it prints out: Character Creation Process Enter name for character (20 Characters max): =Press any key to continue... Funny thing is that I don't know why that = sign is printed. I'm guessing that something "is left in the input buffer," which I have been told many times, but I have no idea what that means, or how something has been left in the input buffer. To access the function, you need to enter "1"(through a switch/case menu). Any suggestions? Oh, and please don't tell me it's a bug in MSVC++6.0. I've been told that, fixed it, and nothing changes!

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Ok, so the problem is that a newline seems to be in the input buffer. How do I clear it? cin.clear() only clears failed cin inputs...so how do I clear the input buffer?

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