Something unquie to spice up my programs!

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    Something unquie to spice up my programs!

    Hello, I am a freshman college student. I have taken about 1 year of C++ programming. The reason i am posting is can someone tell me how i can add little unquie addons to my programs to spice them up, making them less dull? For example /a makes a ding sound, things like that.

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    There are alot of cool tidbits in conio.h and windows.h that you can add to your console apps. Making text different colors and going to different places within the console window.

    I think the most overused trick (especially on these forums :-D) is the write/sleep function that makes your text look like it's being typed. It's actually kind of neat. It goes something like this:
    Code:
    void typeOut(char *string)
    {
       while( *string != '\0' )
       {
          cout << *string++;       // Print out character and advance to next spot in string
          Sleep(25)                // Pause for a bit
       }
    }
    Instead of using Sleep(), you could also use delay() which is in dos.h (so you would need a DOS compiler).

    So I say check out MSDN and look up console functions and tips and tricks. Good luck, man, and let us know if you find out anything cool.

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    Do it so a naked picture of you pops up everytime someone presses the space bar.

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    >Do it so a naked picture of you pops up everytime someone presses the space bar.
    How about not?

    >how i can add little unquie addons to my programs to spice them up
    For the most part unique addons will be nonstandard. So be very sure that you want to sacrifice standards and portability for something "neato".

    -Prelude
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    I think you can get a ping sound with \a or something like that. Very exciting, I know.

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