Can you Spiffy Up Output?

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    Smile Can you Spiffy Up Output?

    Hello,
    I just had a (hopefully) simple question. I'm taking a C programming class right now(we're not allowed to use any C++ commands...not even the // comment) and was just curious to see if there was any way to change the text of the programs. Things like changing color, bolding, italicising, that sort of thing. Any input would be great, even if its just to say "There's no way you stupid NewB". =P

    Thanks,
    - Pat

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    Um...I don't believe DOS is capable of text font changes. But you can change the color with some code and the ANSI driver installed.
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    Talking Ahhhh

    Ahhh, I really didn't think so either, but I figured there was no harm in asking. = )

    Thanks for the input,
    - Pat

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    No problem.

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    what operating system?

    r u using a window that looks like dos in windows?

    if you are go to msdn and do a search for console functions. You will find all sorts of info and sample code there.
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    What?

    What? You're not allowed to comment..?
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    No, they can comment. However, they cannot use the C++ style comments.

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    If you are searching for a free editor with color coding for C/C++ and that works on dos you can try gvim
    http://www.vim.org/binaries.html

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