need help with gotoxy() !!!

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    Question need help with gotoxy() !!!

    this code:
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    unsigned char c;
    textbackground(YELLOW);
    clrscr();
    for(c=1; c<=80; c++) putchar(BK);
    gotoxy(1, 2);
    putchar(BK);
    gotoxy(80, 2);
    putchar(BK);
    gotoxy(1, 3);
    for(c=1; c<=80; c++) putchar(BK);
    gotoxy(1, 4);
    for(c=1; c<=80; c++) putchar(LH);
    gotoxy(1, 25);
    for(c=1; c<=25; c++) putchar(LH);
    -----------------------------------------------
    (BK, LH are integer constants)
    dousnt work so well, it clears the screen then sends the cursor to the position of 80, 25 and starts printing the chars without performing gotoxy, is there something wrong with my code?

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    gotoxy

    Hi ,

    Have you used the correct header file conio.c .

    Cheers.

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    gotoxy isn't ansi standard, if your using msvc then you won't have it, an alternative can be found in the FAQ

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    im using DJGPP and it does contain a conio library that i included, it just doesnt work!

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    I use msvc and it has conio.h but no gotoxy, so just because you have the header dosen't mean you have the function(as i said it isn't ansi standard).
    Use the alternative in link I posted.

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    1) my conio.h contain gotoxy() (i checked)
    2) DJGPP doesnt seem to contain windows.h so i cant use the example...

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    oh well, i found out by my self - putchar doesnt work with gotoxy, i used printf and it worked... i cant belive you didnt knew that, c_coder!
    anyway if you came here to help me worry not cause i have a new question here (about that annoying text cursor)
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...threadid=11094
    (i hope urls are working under this forum...)

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    putchar doesnt work with gotoxy
    I use the gotoxy in the example and putchar does work with that one, so it just goes to show how different non ansi standard functions can be implemented by different compilers.

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