Help with clrscr

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    Question Help with clrscr

    The function clrscr() is not recognised by my C++ compiler. I tried to include the file that defines this function (forgot the name) but it doesn't work. I'm working with MsDev C++ 6.0. Please help!

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    clrscr is not standard so it will not work on all compilers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    This will help you do that:
    FillConsoleOutputAttribute()

    Other functions you need for working with consoles are listed here:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...73(VS.85).aspx

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    FAQ on "How do I clear the screen" (bottom suggestion shows Windows code to clear the console).


    FAQ using console functions

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    I'd buy a better C++ book. If yours is teaching you about clrscr(), it's probably going to teach you a lot of other non-standard crap. Is this a Turbo C++ book by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I'd buy a better C++ book. If yours is teaching you about clrscr(), it's probably going to teach you a lot of other non-standard crap. Is this a Turbo C++ book by any chance?
    If fact, I don't even use a book. I have completely learned the language on several internet tutorials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrazerty View Post
    If fact, I don't even use a book. I have completely learned the language on several internet tutorials.

    You have hardly "completely" learned the language if you thought clrsrc() was standard. There is no substitute for a good C++ book. Try "Thinking in C++" by Eckel - it's free to download.

    In fact, I doubt many have "completely" learned the language. I know I haven't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrazerty View Post
    If fact, I don't even use a book. I have completely learned the language on several internet tutorials.
    I guess my comment applies to internet tutorials too -- there's a lot of good stuff out there, but also a lot of crap.

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