drawing a box

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    drawing a box

    Ok, this is the problem. I'm trying to draw a box. It's part of our assignment to draw a box so we can put stuff in it. It's just a plain on old box.

    so far I have:
    void main()
    {
    int box;
    cout << "\xF9";
    for (box = 2; box < 75; ++box) //for first corner on top

    cout << "\xF9";
    for (box = 2; box < 20; ++ box); // for line across the top

    cout << "\xF9"; // for second corner on top
    gotoxy(75,1);

    cout << "\xF9"; // this is where the problem is
    for (box = 74; box > 20; -- box);


    I can't get the line to go down the side. I'm about to pull my hair out.

    Please save me from being balder than i am.

    Thank you kindly,
    k

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    And for a non-looping way:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    const char box[] = 
      "+------+\n"
      "|      |\n"
      "|      |\n"
      "|      |\n"
      "+------+\n";
      
    int main()
    {
       std::cout <<box <<std::endl;
    }
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Thank you most kindly. I will give it a go!

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    Also, this recent thread had somethings you might want to use.
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    draw a box

    Yes that was kind of a help, even though it's not exactly what i'm looking for, I'm still working on the first one (crosses fingers).

    Again thanks, I do appreciate it.

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