Colours of text/background?

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    Colours of text/background?

    Hello. How can i change the color of text or the background?
    I cant seem to find the answer anywhere on the internet but I know it can be done.

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    Ok I have used that to help me change the 1st line to blue background but I cant figure out how to change the rest of the background back to black.

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    Put in BACKGROUND_0 somewhere, I think that's the right one.

    Also, if you do the function again and don't specify any BACKGROUND_ parameters, it should skip back to black.

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    Write this function include windows.h header:

    Code:
    void DrawColorString(string szText, int X, int Y, WORD color)
    {	
    	HANDLE OutputH;									
    	COORD position = {X, Y};							
    
    	OutputH = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);		
    
    	SetConsoleTextAttribute(OutputH, color);		
    													
    	SetConsoleCursorPosition(OutputH, position);	
    
    	cout << szText;									
    }
    In program, use this:

    Code:
    DrawColorString("", 0, 5, FOREGROUND_BLUE | BACKGROUND_RED);
    Hope this helps!

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