How to move the command window programatically?

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    Question How to move the command window programatically?

    Hi,
    I wonder how can I move the command line window programatically from a Command Line project in visual studio c++?
    is there any function or method like:
    setWindowPosition(x,y);
    ??

    thanks in advance
    Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard : Darwin

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    Almost, the api is SetWindowPos but you can wrap it up to make it look like that.

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    void setWindowPosition(int x, int y)
    {
        SetWindowPos(GetConsoleWindow(), NULL, x, y, 0, 0, SWP_NOZORDER | SWP_NOSIZE | SWP_NOOWNERZORDER);
    }
    That's Windows only code. You'll have to take a look at something like pdcurses to do it portably, the function of interest there is mvwin().

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeyblue View Post
    You'll have to take a look at something like pdcurses to do it portably, the function of interest there is mvwin().
    No, mvwin() only moves a logical internal window -- it can't move the actual command line window. To move the command line window on Linux, you would need to call an appropriate GTK or QT function depending on what window manager you're using.
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