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    Coloring text

    is there a way to display colored text in the screen

    and how to do it


    thank you,
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    Yes, in most systems it is possible.

    Unfortunately, there is no generic way to do this with Standard C. Various OS's and compilers have their solutions, and there are some generic libraries, such as ncurses or pdcurses that may do something like this - but that's a bit like buying a 211 piece toolkit, because you need a PZ1 screwdriver.

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    Aw, it's not so hard in Windows anyway. Here's how to do it (go back and read the full tutorial too, it's good):

    Win32 Console Applications 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharke View Post
    Aw, it's not so hard in Windows anyway. Here's how to do it (go back and read the full tutorial too, it's good):

    Win32 Console Applications 4
    I didn't say it was hard. But since the original post doesn't even say if it's Windows, Linux, Solaris, VAX/VMS, a small company proprietary OS. So explaining how to do it in ONE OS, when there are possibly hundreds of others that it possibly could be (ok, so it's UNLIKELY that it is something other than Windows or Linux, but...)

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    If it's a Unix/Linux based platform then all you do is enable vt100 or compatible mode terminal emulation and pick the desired ANSI escape sequence, as in
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    printf("\033[37;41m"); /* change screen to foreground white and background red */

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    I really appreciate all your help

    the os that i use is Ubuntu
    i think this article is quite useful

    So You Like Color

    thank you for all your done

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