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    Hey, quick question, do any of you fellas know how to print a line of text to the screen without that tacky flashing cursor being there every single time?

    I only want the cursor to be visible when the user is doing data entry. Thanks in advance.
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    This is a nonstandard feature, here's the way to do it in Windows:
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main ( void )
    {
      CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO c;
      c.dwSize   = 1;
      c.bVisible = 0;
      SetConsoleCursorInfo ( GetStdHandle ( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE ), &c );
    
      printf ( "This is a program with no cursor\nHit any key to proceed\n" );
      getchar();
      return 0;
    }
    When you want the cursor to be visible, simply change bVisible to 1 or some variation of true and call SetConsoleCursorInfo again.

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    Cool Reply

    Hi ,

    You can also use the conio.c header file , just read through it , you should get the I D A .

    Cheers

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    >You can also use the conio.c header file
    Can you guarantee that conio will have what is needed for any compiler on a given operating system? If you said yes, you're wrong. Borland has an extensive conio file, but just about every other compiler won't have those features and the program will break. At least using the Windows API you can be sure it will work on all Win32 compilers. In the case of nonstandard features, you pick the option that is the most portable.

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    Talking It WORKS!!

    Prelude, YOU THE MAN!!

    Dude, you are THE bomb. U R 2 cool 2 B real...
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