Colors Help

This is a discussion on Colors Help within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; remember im new at c++ but how can i add colors to my output???????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????...

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    Colors Help

    remember im new at c++ but how can i add colors to my output???????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????
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    What compiler..

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    put this in your source file:

    void setcolour(unsigned short colour)
    {
    HANDLE HandleConsoleText = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(HandleConsoleText,colour);
    }

    Make sure it's outside the main function.

    to change the colour in console text, all you do now is, put this before the text:

    setcolout();

    inside the brackets you put a number, this is the colour, experiment with different numbers to get different colours
    e.g.

    setcolout(78);

    gives you yellow text on a red background.

    Go Microsoft Visual C++ (ROCK ON!) (i am also new to C++)

    I hope this helps, ciao.

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    sorry i made a mistake, accidentally spelling something wrong,

    i put:

    setcolout();

    sorry i made a spelling mistake, you put:

    setcolour();

    ciao.

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    where can i find a list of the color codes like 78 43 34 34 lol ????????????????????????
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