screen formating

This is a discussion on screen formating within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Here is a stupid question. I have to do some formating for a program. With this formating i need to ...

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    screen formating

    Here is a stupid question. I have to do some formating for a program. With this formating i need to make a box out these symbles ----------- Depending on how big the box is the number of dashes. I can i make the box grow and shrink depending the data in the box. I can get the side to work but not the top or botom line. Is there some format function that you can just multiple the single - (dash) to the number of charactors going into the box?


    Thanks
    chris

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    Sayeh
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    Yes, it's called a loop.

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    Well, it all depends on your data. Of course, you'll want to use a loop and then stop and the data specification. Example:
    Code:
    char string[10];
    int numtimes, i;
    
    printf("Enter how big the box is in length: ");
    fgets(string, sizeof(string), stdin); // get string from std input
    sscanf(string, "%d", &numtimes); // put int value into numtimes
    
    for (i = 0, i < numtimes; i++)
    {
        printf("|\n");
    }
    I haven't tested the code, but logically that will work.

    --Garfield

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