Console Window Possibilities.....

This is a discussion on Console Window Possibilities..... within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ..just out of interest, could some of you post code showing the capabilities of the console window? i know theres ...

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    Console Window Possibilities.....

    ..just out of interest, could some of you post code showing the capabilities of the console window?

    i know theres a few tricks you can do but, i would like to get an idea of what kind of creative stuff people have managed to do with it.

    thanks,

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    Here is probably the best tutorial on how to do everything with the DOS console... an introduction into 'event-model' programing.

    http://www.adrianxw.dk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Brain
    Here is probably the best tutorial on how to do everything with the DOS console... an introduction into 'event-model' programing.

    http://www.adrianxw.dk/
    thanks for the linky, ive used this site once or twice along time ago though, thought it didnt get updated tbh.

    mean while, if anybody has done anything fancy with it feel free to post a screenshot or some code..........

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    Well, you can make the console fill the screen, thus eliminates the "window" aspect of it.

    Code:
    void FS ( void ); // prototype
    
    void FS ( void )
    {
       keybd_event(VK_MENU, 0x38, 0, 0);
       keybd_event(VK_RETURN, 0x1c, 0, 0);
       keybd_event(VK_RETURN, 0x1c, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
       keybd_event(VK_MENU, 0x38, KEYEVENTF_KEYUP, 0);
    }
    In main, call FS() to see the result, this function does however require the
    windows.h header file, so you will need the platform SDk installed

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