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    differences between Borland and Microsoft

    Hey, I'm having problems dealing with some of the differences between Borland and Microsoft. I used to use Borland for writing apps but now I've had to use Microsoft and I have noticed that my code won't run now because Microsoft does not seem to support clrscr() or gotoxy(). Can anyone help me?

    Please email me at ebeck16@cogeco.ca if you can help.

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    I havent really programmed much on Windows, but Ive used Visual C++ and Borland C++, and (at DOS programming level) the main difference I saw was that VC++ didnt have has many libraries (like conio.h and graph.h). However, VC++ is for building Windows GUIs

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    conio.h is included with msvc
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    At least in version 5 It didnt

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    ah i c, sorry about that

    and in resonse to visual studio (the poster ) You can put any of your borland include files into your msvc folder and use them.
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    Thats a good tip, I had no idea (unfourtunatelly I dont have Windows any more) hehehe

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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    ah i c, sorry about that

    and in resonse to visual studio (the poster ) You can put any of your borland include files into your msvc folder and use them.
    You'll also need the libraries. Header files only contain declarations, so you will get lots of unresolved external errors if you forget them.
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    Magos is correct. Although Borland and VC++ are mostly the same any slight deviation could result in an error. As far as header files are concerned it is always safe to transplant (for lack of a better word) headers when a header only contains constant definitions (like #define EOF (-1)). Function prototypes are an entirely different story. For example, I think VC++'s clrscr() is _clrscr() (if it isn't clrscr it is some other conio function) which represents an obvious problem.

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