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    Screen clear function

    For some reason my header doesn't include my screen clear function please help!!!!!!!!main.cpp

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    Clearing the screen is compiler specific. Look in the documentation for your compiler and see if it has one. If it doesn't, write a bunch of newlines until the stuff on the screen goes away.


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    I'm using Xcode would u know how to check that????

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    You could always try a search engine: xcode clear screen and 10 seconds tells me that it's not yet implemented, and as such, my suggestion for writing out a bunch of newlines is your best bet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ynf_dude View Post
    I'm using Xcode would u know how to check that????
    Does it not have help files or documentation of some kind?

    Step 1 ... Read the help file!

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    Which screen? Visual C++ is intended for developing Windows
    application, which have windows & dialogs, not screens...

    It can also be used to write console application (like DOS programs),
    where there are several different ways to clear the screen, the easiest of
    which is system("cls");
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnchristopher View Post
    Which screen? Visual C++ is intended for developing Windows application, which have windows & dialogs, not screens...
    Incorrect. Visual C++ is Microsoft's implementation of the C++ standard, along with their own enhancements (such as MFC).
    It is not intended to be "just" a tool for developing GUI applications. It is a tool to encapsulate the entire C++ language and all of its possibilities.

    It can also be used to write console application (like DOS programs), where there are several different ways to clear the screen, the easiest of which is system("cls");
    Just a note, but this is Windows specific, and it's also a security risk (to use system), and it's slow.
    If you intend to limit yourself to Windows, there are proper APIs to clear the console screen.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Just a note, but this is Windows specific
    Would you happen to know one that would work for a mac console application??????

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    Code:
    system("clear");
    should work.

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    With what header???

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    Look it up. Your IDE has a help file, use it. Or use google.
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