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    Coordinates

    Does anyone have an idea how can i get the coordinates so i will know where am i typing when i use coordinates.

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    x=5, y=20; i know approximately where that is, but i need the exact thing.

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    To do this you have to use goto coordinates.

    The line of code would look like this:

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    gotoxy(12,15);cout << "text goes here";
    but to make this work in your code, you need to create a function to understand the above coide.. here is one i created for my games:

    Code:
    void gotoxy( int x, int y ) 
    { 
        COORD c; 
    
    	c.X = x - 1 ; 
     	c.Y = y - 1 ; 
     	
     	// TO REMEMBER: 1ST NUMBER SPACES IN :: 2ND NUMBER SPACES DOWN
    
    	SetConsoleCursorPosition( GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE ), c ) ; 
    }

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    You also need to understand that the above code requires <windows.h> and will only run on the Windows operating system. There is no standard way.
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    This is a platform dependant operation. These details would be appropriate now. You might look into:

    Low-level I/O <= Windows
    NCURSES (?) <= *nix

    Edit: do you just wanna move the cursor around with that "gotoxy" or do you want to recieve notifications of user input in character cell coordinates?

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