ASCII - I think?

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    Hello,

    I am trying to make a box.. now, everything looks good except I can't find a good way to make the corners.. I have seen people use 4 corners (I guess there ascii) so I was wondering what the ALT code was for that, or maybe char(somthing).. any help would be nice..

    right now I have

    _____________
    | x x x x x x x x x |
    | x x x x x x x x x |
    | x x x x x x x x x |
    | x x x x x x x x x |
    |_____________|

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    A very crude method using iostream alone would be to use the hex value of the characters that you want to display. For example

    cout << "\xC9"; // double line upper left corner
    cout << "\xDA"; // single line upper left corner

    for(int line = 1; line <=10; line++)
    cout << "\xCD" // draw a horizontal line.
    I haven't used a compiler in ages, so please be gentle as I try to reacclimate myself. :P

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    The single upper left corner shall work perfectly.. by chance, do you have the single right, bottom left, and bottom right..

    also by chance the hex of |

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    single line box:

    0xDA 0xC4 0xBF
    0xB3 0xB3
    0xC0 0xC4 0xD9

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    You can do the same thing using unsigned char. Take a look into the ascii codes in many programming books.

    unsigned char drawme;

    drawme = 218;

    cout << drawme;

    I've never had a problem with box characters. Must be user error
    I haven't used a compiler in ages, so please be gentle as I try to reacclimate myself. :P

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