colored variable output

This is a discussion on colored variable output within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ok, i can make colored DOS text like so...but how can I output a varible int x in that color? ...

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    colored variable output

    ok, i can make colored DOS text like so...but how can I output a varible int x in that color? Is it bad to use cout and cprintf in the same program? somebody said it was but why?

    textcolor(LIGHTCYAN);
    cprintf(" ********************* \r\n")
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    IMHO, it looks abnormal to interchange c and c++ style output I have no idea what textcolor() is, here is what I'd do in MSVC

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    ....
    
    HANDLE hOut = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    
    int x = 5;
    
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(hOut, FOREGROUND_INTENSITY | FOREGROUND_BLUE);
    
    cout << x;
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    I had to do this once, and my solution probably isnt the best one but here:

    1. Change the variable to a string by itoa(int, char *string, base) where base 10 is what we use normally.


    2.change textcolor using function textcolor(?)

    3.use cprintf to print the string.

    you do this because i dont think u can change the color of a variable ( at least on my compiler)
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    how do u print a string with cprintf()?
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    itoa(num2, char *num2char, base);

    the above doesnt work, not sure what this is supposed to look like
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    >>itoa(num2, char *num2char, base);
    >>the above doesnt work, not sure what this is supposed to look like
    You probably don't have itoa() since it's not a standard function. Use sprintf instead :-)
    Code:
    sprintf(str, "%d", number);
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    is cprintf() the same as printf()?

    if so,
    cprintf("%d", number);
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