Text color

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    Code:
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(hStdout, FOREGROUND_RED | BACKGROUND_BLUE);
    You can mix as many as you like, enjoy.
    All spelling mistakes, syntatical errors and stupid comments are intentional.

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    ahhh....thank you
    Jacob Sheehy

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    Ok, I just checked MSDN, and it says that SetConsoleTextAttribute only effects text printed after the call. "This function affects only text written after the function call." But this isn't true (or I'm just really confused.) The function will color all of the text on the screen, no matter when it was printed. What I'm trying to do is to color the headings and credits of my game, but not all of the rest of the text. But I can only get one color on the screen at a time. Here's the code I'm using:

    Code:
    	// set the colors
    	hStdout = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE); 
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(hStdout, FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY); // yellow
    
    	// welcome the user
    	cout << "Welcome to my adventure game\n";
    	cout << "written by Jacob Sheehy\n\n";
        
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(hStdout, FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_BLUE | FOREGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY); // white
    
    	// show the user a menu
    	cout << "Please make a choice.\n";
    	cout << "1. Create a Character/New Game\n";
    	cout << "2. Load a Character/Game\n";
    	cout << "3. Quit\n>";
    If I take out the second SetConsoleTextAttribute, then the menu is yellow, too, which looks bad. Basically, what I think is happening, is that the console colors all of text the color of the last call, even the text printed before. How can I make it so that it only colors some text? Thank you, and sorry for my ignorance.
    Jacob Sheehy

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    I just realized I have to use printf() rather than cout.....thanks a bunch guys... No really, thanks
    Jacob Sheehy

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    any1 know....

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    Well, it depends on how you lie on your bed at night... huh? what sleep?
    Jacob Sheehy

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    > I just realized I have to use printf() rather than cout.....
    That's C programming, not C++.
    Try searching google for such a common question.
    Try http://www.ProgrammersHeaven.com also.
    I believe they had a few tutorials or source code downloads.
    I messed around with one the other night..
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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