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    Hello! I'm programming this console program and I need some help.

    Using MSVC++, how do I color cout output? I tried the conio.h function but it doesn't work, and the Microsoft one doesn't work either. Can anyone help?
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    Hi There,

    From what i gather, you can't do it using 'cout'. You have to use the platform specific functions for Windows.

    Take a look at SetConsoleTextAttribute(), SetConsoleTitle() and SetConsoleWindowInfo() for info on how to set attributes of a console application. You will have to use the WriteConsole() and ReadConsole() functions to be able to output in colour.

    There are a variety of GetConsole* methods too.... you might find them handy!

    Good luck!
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