Program to control Cursor movement in C

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    Question Program to control Cursor movement in C

    I'm thinking of writing a game program... HUm... but the very problem I came across is how to control the movement of the cursor... pathetic... I also would like to change the cursor type from _, \, |, /, _ in a contineous motion so that it looks like it is spinng... just to make it little fancy and more interesting...
    To control the cursor movement, i would like to use the arrow keys as normal...
    Any help would be highly appreicaed!

    Thanx!

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    What OS are you programming for?

    GotoXY windows console tutorial

    Using Arrow Keys Tutorial

    As for the cursor, I don't believe you can change it's shape but you can turn it off and then write want you want to the screen and that would have the same effect. For windows this is done:

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main()
    {
        HANDLE hOut;
        CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO ConCurInf;
    
        hOut = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    
        SetConsoleTitle("No Cursor");
    
        ConCurInf.dwSize = 10;
        ConCurInf.bVisible = FALSE;
    
        SetConsoleCursorInfo(hOut,
                             &ConCurInf);
    
        return 0;
    }
    EDIT: My bad I didn't read the OP start date.
    Last edited by AndrewHunter; 06-25-2011 at 10:42 AM.
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    Well I'll keep your reply AndrewHunter, but the horrible 16-bit hackery is gone.
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