location specific console colors

This is a discussion on location specific console colors within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; back in the old days of qbasic progamming, i remember the command: Code: color(4,0) which would set the foreground of ...

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    location specific console colors

    back in the old days of qbasic progamming, i remember the command:

    Code:
    color(4,0)
    which would set the foreground of the current cursor location to color 4 and the background to 0. this would make it possible to make highly colorful progs, with this letter in red, that letter in blue, etcetera.

    is this possible in C?

    im using turbo c 2.01 by the way
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    i think the function is

    >> textcolor(int color);

    i think you'll need conio.h for that

    try using highvideo() (i think) aslo

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    nah that didn't work dog.

    the color didn't change at all
    this is the code:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    int main()
    {
         textcolor(4);
         printf("Hello Earthlings");
         return 0;
    }
    any probs there?
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    well, try cprint(), maybe that'd work

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    sorry, that should've been cprintf()

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    thanks cprintf() worked perfectly

    i cant find out how to turn off the cursor though, or change its size, how can i do that?
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    I don't think that's possible in text-mode apps.
    You'll have to switch to graphics mode.

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    well, if using dos i remember that you can do pretty much including some lines of assembler. but i don't really remember. if you're interested i can look it up.

    but changing the size ain't possible (just if you switch the graphic mode (or console mode).
    Last edited by stormbringer; 07-24-2002 at 09:39 AM.

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