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    find console coords

    hi everyone, my name is Atique and i am new to the forum so my regards to all, i'm working in vc++ 6.0 and i need a function that gives the current coordinates of the console window.
    thanks for your precious time.

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    In C there is ncurses library.In C++ i do not anything that answer your question.So i suggest you to write a class in order to wrap this C library.Then you can handle it as an object and that's it However i have never tried it

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    that's a bit of an ambiguous question.

    do you want the coordinates of the cursor in the window?
    do you want the coordinates of the window itself?
    did you not notice the windows programming forum, which would have been a more appropriate place for this question?

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    I think you want the GetCursorPos function Name:  verde.gif
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    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    
    
    int main(void)
    {
        LPPOINT Coord;
        while(1)
        {
            GetCursorPos(Coord);
            printf("X: %d   Y: %d\n", Coord->x, Coord->y);
            Sleep(1000);
        }
        //return 0;
    }


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    Boom -> seg fault
    better would be
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
        POINT Coord;
        while(1)
        {
            GetCursorPos(& Coord);
            printf("X: %d   Y: %d\n", Coord.x, Coord.y);
            Sleep(1000);
        }
        //return 0;
    }
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    thanks a lot everyone for such a good response,

    Elkvis i want the windows coordinates itself, i was a little reluctant from that windows forum because i know nothing about windows programming,

    Actually i am making a chess game which uses a lot of bitmaps, and is handled with mouse, since i am not aware of windows programming so the game involves a little hard coded stuff, because of that i have to move the console-window to the corner otherwise it creates problem, so i need a function that tells the current window position, i would subtract it from the mouse cords and the problem is solved.

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    Better would be,
    std::cout << "X: " << Coord.x << " Y: " << Coord.y << "\n";
    Since this is C++, after all.

    Anyway, I recommend you ditch this approach and VC++ 6 (why do you use such an old version anyway?) and focus your efforts on finding a GUI library instead.
    Noone wants to use a console for a game.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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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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    Noone wants to use a console for a game.
    Is this is a bad time for a "PS3 has no games" joke?
    Elkvis likes this.

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    GetCursorPos is not even the right API. That's for moving the thing that your mouse controls.
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    What?
    GetCursorPos gets the current coordinates where the mouse (pointer) is.
    SetCursorPos moves the mouse (pointer).
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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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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    O_o

    I believe that the intent was to say that `GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo' and `SetConsoleCursorPosition' would be needed for the console cursor instead of `GetCursorPos' and `SetCursorPos' which is for the mouse cursor.

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    but the OP said

    Quote Originally Posted by atique View Post
    i want the windows coordinates itself
    I interpret this to mean the window's position on screen, but of course I could be misunderstanding. atique appears to be a non-native english speaker, so it could be very easy to misunderstand.

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    thanks a lot everyone for such a good response, i have just got the answer form that windows programming forum ' thanks to Elkvis '.
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        HWND conwin = GetConsoleWindow();
        RECT conrect;
        if (!conwin || !GetWindowRect(conwin, &conrect))
        {
            cerr << "Error" << endl;
            return 1;
        }//if
    
        cout << "(" << conrect.left << "," << conrect.top << ")-("
             << conrect.right << "," << conrect.bottom << ")" << endl;
        
        int width = conrect.right - conrect.left;
        int height = conrect.bottom - conrect.top;
        cout << "W=" << width << endl;
        cout << "H=" << height << endl;
        
        cout << "Moving to 0,0...." << endl;
        MoveWindow(conwin, 0, 0, width, height, TRUE);
        
        return 0;
    }//main

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    Well it appears you asked the wrong question then because it appears that all you wanted was to know how to move the window to the top-left corner of your screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMalc View Post
    Well it appears you asked the wrong question then because it appears that all you wanted was to know how to move the window to the top-left corner of your screen.
    i'm sorry iMalc if it appeared so but i asked for current windows cords
    and the function
    GetWindowRect() gave me the answer.
    The
    MoveWindow() function was just an addtional treat,anyways i'm new here so my question my have been confusing, thanks for help.

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