Text color

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    Unhappy Text color

    I am using Dev-C++ to compile my source. I want to change my text color in dos text mode but I cannot use textcolor( ) with conio.h to do it because only Borland compilers can use that function. Is there another way to change my text color? Thanks.

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    Do a search, this has been covered many times.

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    Question I don't know how to decode this...

    Here's a line from an old DOS .BAT file that changes the text color. You would have to use system(PROMPT...)

    PROMPT $e[1;32;44m$p$g:$e[33m

    This works in a DOS window. I assume it will work in a Windows console program.

    You'll have to do some research and/or hacking to get the colors you want

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    BTW - In case you're not aware, text color is not part of the ANSI C++ standard. If and how you can do it depends on your platform and compiler.
    Last edited by DougDbug; 06-20-2003 at 12:41 PM.

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    Thank's Salem

    Ahh, I was thinking about ANSI.SYS but didn't see it in my AUTOEXEC.BAT... I forgot that it was in CONFIG.SYS.

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    Thanks for your help, appreciate it.

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    I cover the text colour functions in my Console tut here.

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