I am new at this. I am trying to set up a header file in the C++ compiler
-- very unsuccessfully so
far. My code builds just fine, no errors or warnings. However, when I try
to compile it, I get the
message that there is "no compile tool associated with the .h file extension.
I have trashed
my code and project file and started new several times. I have uninstalled
the Visual C++ compiler
and then did a complete reinstall. Nothing helps. Here is the code that
I am trying to compile:

#include <iostream.h>
class Cat
public:
Cat (int initialAge);
~Cat();
int GetAge() const { return itsAge;}
void SetAge (int age) { itsAge = age;}
void Meow() const { cout << "Meow.\n";}
private:
int itsAge;
};

PLEASE DON'T suggest that I ad the #ifndef, #define, #endif to the code it
does not work, I have
already tried it. And again, it builds error and warning free, but it will
not compile and I get the same
message.

I had someone else write this code on his computer and he did not have any
trouble compiling it. I
took what he wrote and tried to compile it on my computer and it would not
compile!

What am I doing wrong???? After less than a week into this stuff and I am
ready to give up!

Here are the steps that I have gone through to set up the header file:

Using the Win32 Console Application, I set up a new (empty) project. Then
I select "New"
and "C++ header file", name it and tell it to add it to the project. Then
I enter the code which
builds without error. It will not compile!

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP ME??? I REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE IT!!!