how can i make the console window go maximised?

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    how can i make the console window go maximised?

    hello all, im seeking a way to make a console pane maximized when the user runs the application for the first time , ( by saying maximized i mean , pressing Alt+Enter ), so
    is there any way ? or bit of codes to do that ?
    tanx in advance
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    I seem to recall some threads about this. For example:

    Just search for "full screen console" or "maximize dos window" or similar terms, you'll come up with something.

    As far as I remember, the options go like this:
    1. Don't do it. Seriously. If the user wants to maximize the window, they'll do it themselves.
    2. Trick the window into always going fullscreen. (For example, create a shortcut to your application, and change the settings so that it's in fullscreen by default.)
    3. Simulate ALT-ENTER to toggle fullscreen. (Hooray if it was already in fullscreen.)
    4. Maybe there's some Windows function to do it, I don't know.


    [edit] Just be warned that this is highly platform-specific. Just about any solution you use will require Windows (and possibly a specific version of Windows) to run properly. [/edit]
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    tanx , great stuff, got it .and ok i'll keep that it mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    [*]Trick the window into always going fullscreen. (For example, create a shortcut to your application, and change the settings so that it's in fullscreen by default.)
    I'd go with this option. At least then the user can alter the shortcut to not do it, if they want.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Yeah, that's what I'd do too. Assuming I didn't go for option #1 for some reason.

    Just to clear something up:
    3. Simulate ALT-ENTER to toggle fullscreen. (Hooray if it was already in fullscreen.)
    What I mean by "Hooray" is that it will switch out of fullscreen and into windowed mode again.

    Oh, and also see Masterx's post at the end of this thread. C++ Full Screen
    I think s/he's found a solution. (An unportable one, but hey. It's inherently unportable.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Yeah, that's what I'd do too. Assuming I didn't go for option #1 for some reason.

    Just to clear something up:

    What I mean by "Hooray" is that it will switch out of fullscreen and into windowed mode again.

    Oh, and also see Masterx's post at the end of this thread. C++ Full Screen
    I think s/he's found a solution. (An unportable one, but hey. It's inherently unportable.)
    yes , thats windows specific , i found it somewhere on the internet, and it is said that it is of the windows undocumented api! or stuff!
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    Here's a little more "robust" version - and a proper "send keys" version for 9x (if you care about that platform).
    fullscreening the dos window

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