Console Cursor Position

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    Console Cursor Position

    I am using the gotoxy function and I have a question:
    Is it possible to get the current x and y coordinates of your program f.e first gotoxy to lets say 5,6 and then return to the spot the cursor came from

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    If you have access to Win32 APIs, GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo can help you.

    I don't think there is a portable way to get console cursor position anyway... Anyone else?
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    Well i came this far but it returns only crap, because I dont know how to use GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo properly I just guessed somewhat



    Code:
    CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO csbi;
    	PCONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO pcsbi=&csbi;
        HANDLE h;
    	
    	GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo(h,pcsbi);
        
    	cout<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.X<<","<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.Y;

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    You must be having functions if it is console..

    wherey() and wherex() this is found in the header conio.h but remember this is not standard.. so you have a chance that this is not present in your compiler...

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    no I couldnt find t in my compiler......
    somebody else has an solution?

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    Over here: http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284392
    Code:
    #include <windows.h> 
    
    void gotoxy(int x, int y)
    {
      COORD coord;
      coord.X = x;
      coord.Y = y;
      SetConsoleCursorPosition(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), coord);
    }
    Last edited by knave; 04-25-2003 at 07:33 AM.

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    Code:
    void t1 ( void ) 
    {    CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO csbi;
        HANDLE h = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);      
    
        COORD   pos = { 10, 12 };
        SetConsoleCursorPosition( h, pos );
        WriteConsole( h, "hello\nworld", 11, NULL, NULL );
        // does NOT change cursor position    // cout << "foo";
     
        GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo(h,&csbi);
        cout<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.X<<","<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.Y<<endl;}
    where are these good for?

    and if I try this:
    Code:
    CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO csbi;    
    	HANDLE h = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
                    //cout<<"foo";
    	cout<<"\n\n\n"<<"12345";
    	GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo(h,&csbi);
        cout<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.X<<","<<csbi.dwCursorPosition.Y<<endl;
    I want it to have it display: "3,5" wich it doesnt
    It seems display only the Y-value if I use endl

    Is there a way to have -cout<<"foo"- change the cursor position
    so that other "cout's" change the cursor position as well
    Last edited by Ivan!; 04-25-2003 at 10:00 AM.

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    As I dont know where cout.flush() is good for, I dont know why it works, but who cares: it works
    Thanks!

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    It flushes everything out of the stream. Basically, if anything is in the stream, it is immediately written to the proper location upon the calling of flush.

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