different colors

This is a discussion on different colors within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by real_cozzy // This doesn't compile for me in Visual C. #include <stdlib.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <time.h> #include ...

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    Re: What about Visual C

    Originally posted by real_cozzy
    // This doesn't compile for me in Visual C.

    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <time.h>
    #include <conio.h>


    int main()
    {
    textcolor(RED);
    cprintf("this is left\n\n");
    textcolor(LIGHTGRAY);
    cprintf("back to same color");
    return 0;
    }
    That's because Visual C doesn't use textcolor. You have to do this:
    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <time.h>
    #include <windows.h>
     
    
    int main() 
    { 
    	HANDLE hStdout;
    	hStdout = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(hStdout, FOREGROUND_RED);
    	cprintf("this is left\n\n"); 
    	HANDLE hStdout;
    	hStdout = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(hStdout, FOREGROUND_INTENSITY);
    	cprintf("back to same color"); 
    	return 0; 
    }
    You can NOT use conio.h w/ VC++. I've already attempted it numerous times on two different computers.

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    Found a way for making it go the RIGHT way >>

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    main()
    {
    textcolor(RED);
    cprintf("this is left");
    printf("\n\n");
    textcolor(LIGHTGRAY);
    cprintf("back to same color");
    return 0;
    }

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