something about printf (or maybe scanf)

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    Question something about printf (or maybe scanf)

    I need help. Is there any way I can make my output screen print out what I type in underlined?

    For example, for the word PROGRAMMING... When I type in the first character P, the P in the output screen will be underlined. THen when I finished typing everything, the word PROGRAMMING will be underlined.

    Anybody know how 2 do this?
    Thanks!
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    I dont think you can in console mode, but check here

    For windows GUI programs, there are all sorts of possibilities - the simplest is to use an underline font.
    As I'm not a windows programmer, you'd best ask again on the windows specific board.

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    You can create an underlined font with the windows API, but I'm not sure if it's possible in console applications. Look up the CHAR_INFO struct on msdn for further information if I recall correctly.

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    Lightbulb This might be what you are trying to do.

    If you are doing this as an assignment for a computer science class. Here is what I did (make it simple):

    I made a copy of the string I was going to use and whenever it found the word(s) I was looking for it would replace it with an Underscore '_'. All the other letters were turned into spaces.

    Then I printed out the string. Then used a '\n' newline escape character. And then I printed out the underline(s).

    EXAMPLE: (supposing the word to find was "words")
    These are the words I was looking for these words!
    _____ _____

    This may not have been what you were trying to do but If it is, this might be helpful.

    Reguards,
    ArgonLaser

    PS. I know there are better ways to do this, but I did it a long time ago. I hope this helps.

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