Allow the user to click

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    Allow the user to click

    I'm making a tic-tac-toe game for my programming class in C++. I have to allow the user to beable to click one of the squares in the tic-tac-toe board and it should then display a 'X' or a 'O'. I don't know the command or function to allow the user to click the screen. Thanks for any help.

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    This post has a good example of using mice with console windows, if you're using console windows that is. Take a look at it, understand it and modift it for tic tac toe

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    I don't really understand that code. I'm only in inturduction to programming. In my class im using Diane Zak "An Introduction to Programming with C++." Thats all I really know how to use but if any of you have any site that could help me I would also appricieate it. I'm using a win32 console Application.
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    > I'm using a win32 console Application.
    I would suggest you stick with a really simple interface of "enter the number of the square you want to occupy" type interface.

    Learn to program first, then move onto all the snazzy features like using mice, GUIs, graphics, sounds, internet or whatever else interests you.
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    I have already made a tic-tac-toe program that the user enters the row and column of the square to occupy. Now my teacher wants me to use the mouse to click the square but I have never done anything with the mouse before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog224
    I have already made a tic-tac-toe program that the user enters the row and column of the square to occupy. Now my teacher wants me to use the mouse to click the square but I have never done anything with the mouse before.
    That's a big step up from just with keys. Is this for a project in school, or just a learning curve assignment thing, or just for the fun of it?

    Have you tried doing it with the arrow keys yet? I know you aren't meant to, but I think it's a bit more realistic a jump from numbers to arrow keys, rather from number to mice.

    There is a very good tutorial on using directional keys here, if you're interested

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