ANSI control character and colour

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    Question ANSI control character and colour

    Hi:

    I'm trying to get my printf text output to be different colours depending on what is being outputted but the tutorials I've read aren't very clear and dont give any examples especially when it comes to printing out variables in different colours.

    The few a have tried or simple turned all of my text output the same colour which is not what I wanted.

    printf("\033[22;31m", mode) which instead of printing my mode var the red colour, it changed the entire output to that colour

    So if a kind soul could point me in the right direction with some examples it would be appreciated

    Christian

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    Hey, you can Google "ANSI control character and colour " as easy as I can

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    ansi control chars and colours

    Thanks to kcpilot for that rather unhelpful reply, I had spent many hours Googling exactly that phrase and only getting demonstrations, of the colour changes on Static strings and not variables. So after another hour or so of trying to solve this puzzle myself, with no success, I decided to get some help.

    I hope someone can help me.
    Not just suggesting something that would have obviously been tried prior to posting here.

    Once Again, thanks,

    Christian

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    I used this (windows only) function which uses the API to change colors a few years ago.

    Code:
    void setcolor (int color) 
    {
    	HANDLE hCon = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(hCon,color);
    	return;
    }
    Make sure you #include <windows.h>
    I used to have a table of all the color codes, but I can't find it now.
    Play around with it until you figure it out. I think it accepts integers from 0-16 as an arguement.
    I copied it from the last program in which I passed a parameter, which would have been pre-1989 I guess. - esbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cljones81 View Post
    Thanks to kcpilot for that rather unhelpful reply, I had spent many hours Googling exactly that phrase and only getting demonstrations, of the colour changes on Static strings and not variables. So after another hour or so of trying to solve this puzzle myself, with no success, I decided to get some help.

    I hope someone can help me.
    Not just suggesting something that would have obviously been tried prior to posting here.

    Once Again, thanks,

    Christian
    Are you saying that your mode variable isn't getting printed? That's because you need a %d or %s or whatever. (If you don't know what I mean by %d, you need to look up "printf", not ANSI.) Are you saying that your color change doesn't get reverted back? You would need to add the ANSI control code to change it back.

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    used to have a table of all the color codes, but I can't find it now.
    you can just read the documentation about the function http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...88(VS.85).aspx
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    Thanks to kcpilot for that rather unhelpful reply, I had spent many hours Googling exactly that phrase and only getting demonstrations, of the colour changes on Static strings and not variables. So after another hour or so of trying to solve this puzzle myself, with no success, I decided to get some help.

    I hope someone can help me.
    Not just suggesting something that would have obviously been tried prior to posting here.

    Once Again, thanks,

    Christian

    Sorry. Have a bad cold and I was in a snit at the time. My apologies.

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    I have a bash script that shows exactly what you need.
    I hope it clarifys your puzzle.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Code:
    ...
        goto johny_walker_red_label;
    johny_walker_blue_label: exit(-149$);
    johny_walker_red_label : exit( -22$);
    A typical example of ...cheap programming practices.

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