Full screen programs?

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    Full screen programs?

    Is there a command to start a program in C++ in full screen mode? thanks in advance

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    Usually, but it varies according to platform. For which are you developing?
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    Oh sorry, im using Bloodshed 4.9.9.2, on win xp

    I'll have to put that in my signature or something, i always forget it

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...A/default.aspx

    If you want to know how to do something Windows-specific, MSDN is a good place to look.
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    but how he explained it depended on a particular sized screen, surely that cant be how developers do it :S

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    Yes, For an app using the windows GUI you would Create a window the size of the screen. If you were using a graphics API like directx you would set it to exclusive mode making your program's drawing surface ocupy the entire screen.
    You didn't say weather you were making a GUI or console app. If you were making a console app then I don't think there is anyway to have your program automatically become full screen other then creating a shortcut to it.

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    im making a console app, since that's all i can do atm :P well thanks anyway guys, much appreciated

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    Well board searches are nice here is one of the results I turned up
    fullscreening the dos window
    Woop?

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    What GUI package are you using? X11? Motif?
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    Turbo C++ runs in fullscreen

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    im not using a GUI package, was simply wondering if console apps could start fullscreen

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