displaying text below user input (cin)

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    displaying text below user input (cin)

    Hi~ My question is: Is there a way to display text below the user input (in this case "cin>>") in a console application? I want the text to be displayed when the input is also displayed.


    here's an example of what I mean...

    Text here

    User input here
    more text underneath.

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    Code:
    cout << "Text here" <<endl << endl;
    cin >> input;
    cout << "More text here" << endl;
    Spidey out!

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    Unfortunately that displays the text after a user has entered an input. I want the text to be displayed before the user inputs anything.

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    You'll have to move the "cursor" back up to do the input. The way to do this varies by OS.

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    If you want to use a function where you can define a place that you print to. I think you can use tellp (ostream). It moves a file pointer to place where you specify. Standard output is in the console unless you define a file. So you may be able to move the cout to the last place you were at for instance -20 chars. Or whatever you want to go back..

    I don't know how to use it or even if it can be used in this way, but someone might.

    Just a thought.

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