Help with this simple program

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    Help with this simple program

    Alright, i m trying to make this level creator for my console game as it is too complicated to type out the map in Notepad.

    So in this creator i want my cursor to be able to move in 4 directions and put a type (numbered 1-7) by pressing the 1-7 keys on the keyboard.

    The problem is, everytime i add a tile or move my cursor, the screen clears and then redraws it. soemtimes, if i want to move fast, the screen flickers a lot from clrscr() and i was wondering if anyone had a solution. The best i could do is not make the screen refresh constantly but just refresh when something has changed.

    Thanks for the help
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    The exe file is no good to anyone, post the code

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    Don't clear the screen everytime you make a change. That's unnecessary. Just update the one thing that needs updating (like in game, when moving a character around, rather than re-drawing the whole map everytime you want to show his new location, just draw his new location using printf or something. It works like a charm.)

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    Originally posted by Salem
    The exe file is no good to anyone, post the code

    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284385
    Are you using the "WINDOWS CONSOLE OPTION: (Credit: Sunlight)" method?
    sorry bout that im attaching the code (its really messy and i used only global variables since its a short program)



    And HarryP, i know what you mean, but how could that be done using my code that im about to post? Could you give example please? Thanks
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