color wont change in console

This is a discussion on color wont change in console within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm using Bloodshed's Dev-C++ Code: HANDLE hInput, hOutput; void FillScreenGreen() { COORD FillScreenPos; for(int i=0; i<25; i++) { for(int i2=0; ...

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    color wont change in console

    I'm using Bloodshed's Dev-C++

    Code:
    HANDLE hInput, hOutput;
    
    void FillScreenGreen()
    {
        COORD FillScreenPos;
        for(int i=0; i<25; i++)
        {
            for(int i2=0; i2<80; i2++)
            {
                FillScreenPos.Y=i;
                FillScreenPos.X=i2;
                SetConsoleCursorPosition(hOutput, FillScreenPos);
                SetConsoleTextAttribute(hOutput, BACKGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_GREEN);
                cout<<"x";
            }
        }
        SetConsoleTextAttribute(hOutput, BACKGROUND_GREEN);
    }           
    
    int main()
    {
        hInput = GetStdHandle(STD_INPUT_HANDLE);
        hOutput = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
        FillScreenGreen();
    
        return 0;
    }
    The above should fill the whole screen with a green background color, right? But when I run the program it won't change color...

    plz help
    Last edited by Xarr; 06-10-2004 at 02:03 PM.

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    That code fills an 80x25 grid of characters to solid green - works fine.

    Try adding a "cin.get();" right before you return from main().

    gg

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    It's very odd... My console (cmd - WinXP Pro) wont change color :S

    Is it something about the settings of the console (or the set mode)? or the properties of the program ?

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    Worked fine on XP too....

    Using Dev-C++ 4.9.8.0

    gg

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