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    Seeking Help x.x

    Hellos, I've look all over the website and google and I still can't find anything relating to what I need :x Well I'm just learning C++ and I'm playing around with the cmd/dos window or whatever, and I've learned quite a bit. (or I think so :P) What I'm trying to do is get my input to be like formatted. Like say when I run my program it asks for a number, and let's say I enter 1112223333, is there anyway I can get it to automatically enter dashes as I type so it comes out like 111-222-3333? Or is it impossible?

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    Sure it's possible, but it's also probably non-standard. Check out the faq on "How can I get input without having the user hit [Enter]?" for a few possible starting points.
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    wow how did I miss that one o.o must be too late in the night

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    Thanks alot, I've got it working just how I want it, except for backspace. I know HOW to do it, you just backup a spot, then print a blank space over it, then backup agian. The problem is I'm having a hard time trying to visualize the flow of the program and how I would incorperate the user hitting backspace. Here's what I have so far:
    Code:
                do {
                    //check our location in the string and decide if to put a dash or not
                    if (i == 1 && ch != 84 || i == 5 && ch != 84) {
                        cout << "-";
                        userInput[i] = (char)45;
                    } else {
                        //get user input
                        ch = getch();
                        ch = toupper(ch);
                        
                        //only allow 0-9 and "T" as input
                        if (ch > 47 && ch < 58 || ch == 84) {
                            userInput[i] = (char)ch;                        
                            cout << (char)ch;
                        }
                    }
                    
                    //string iteration
                    i++;                               
                } while(ch != 13);
    Any advice is appreciated

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    I would place your backspace routine after you get a char.
    Code:
    ch = getch();  // After this line.
    
    if(ch == BACKSPACE) // BACKSPACE is just pseudocode.
    {
    // Put backspace code here, which by your wording I'm assuming you know...
    // Probably something like [for starters]:
     i--;
    userInput[i] = ' ';
    }
    else
    {
      //only allow 0-9 and "T" as input
      if (ch > 47 && ch < 58 || ch == 84) {
          userInput[i] = (char)ch;                        
          cout << (char)ch;
      }



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    Last edited by Kurisu; 02-08-2006 at 12:37 AM.

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