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This is a discussion on gotoxy within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; A simple question: in the FAQ is a gotoxy function; how do I use it? This doesnt work: Code: gotoxy(100,20); ...

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    gotoxy

    A simple question: in the FAQ is a gotoxy function;
    how do I use it?

    This doesnt work:
    Code:
    gotoxy(100,20);
    cout<<"Being on loacation 100,20";

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    The screen is usually only 80x25 characters in size. When you call it with 100 as x parameter it will ignore the call as this is bigger than 80. Try using values that fall within the screen size
    Code:
    gotoxy(10,15);
    cout << "row 15, column 10";

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    And how do I go back to de default?

    Code:
    gotoxy(20,10);   //only 8ox25
    cout<<"hi";
    
    gotoxy(0,0);
    cout<<" how are you?";
    does not work because the program wil output 'hi' and 'how are you'
    all in the first line

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    Are you using gotoxy() from cronio.h? Or are you using a different one?

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    >>Are you using gotoxy() from cronio.h? Or are you using a different one?
    Might be this one
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    I know, thats why I asked. But he could have copied it wrong.

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    The one from the faq, it does work but not if I want to use it a second time beacause then he will use only the second and skips the first

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    Try flushing the buffer before you call the second gotoxy().

    Use this maybe:

    cout <<"hi " <<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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    Hey you're right

    Code:
    gotoxy(20,20);
    cout<<"Hi"<<endl;
        
    int ch;
    while ((ch = cin.get()) != '\n' && ch != EOF); 
    
    gotoxy(10,11);
    cout<<"Hi"<<endl;
    This doe work, only one thing; the bufferflush part waits for an enter so the output is now:
    : 'hi' (on coordinate 20,20)
    : press enter
    :'hi (on coordinate 10,11)

    the enter part annoys me a bit, any suggestions?

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    >>the enter part annoys me a bit, any suggestions?
    Yes, the code you've added flushed the input buffer, I meant for you to flush the output buffer Just using <<endl should have fixed your problem.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    oh.. well, thank you anyway

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