How to change the text using Dev-CPP. Not a question just trying to help

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    How to change the text using Dev-CPP. Not a question just trying to help

    I've noticed that a lot of people, especially newbies have had trouble with this issue, I am one of them. After searching for over an hour, I finally figured out how to do it using dev -cpp

    [ code ]

    #include <conio.c> //needed to change the text color
    #include <iostream.h> //needed for cout / cin

    int main()
    {
    textcolor(COLOR); //where color can be RED, BLUE , etc.
    //it seems that the color needs to be in all caps
    system("cls"); //not the best way, but it clears the screen

    cout<<"This is colored text. ";

    system("pause"); //once again not the best, but it pauses
    //the screen

    return 0;
    }
    [/code]

    hopefully this helps.

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    sorry dorked up the code tags

    Code:
      
    
    #include <conio.c> //needed to change the text color 
    #include <iostream.h> //needed for cout / cin 
    
    int main() 
    { 
    textcolor(COLOR); //where color can be RED, BLUE , etc. 
    //it seems that the color needs to be in all caps 
    system("cls"); //not the best way, but it clears the screen 
    
    cout<<"This is colored text. "; 
    
    system("pause"); //once again not the best, but it pauses 
    //the screen 
    
    return 0; 
    }

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    need to include stdlib.h

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    >> #include <conio.c>
    This is bad practice, instead of including it, you should add it to your project in Dev-C++
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