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    console background

    Hello
    Can any one the code required to
    change the console background color
    or the color of user screen

    Thank you
    Kishore

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    colored text or the faq somewhere

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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    A second way would be

    Code:
    DrawColorString("",0,5,FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_GREEN);
    using this function:

    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;

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    MFC killed my cat! manutd's Avatar
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    Its in the FAQ. Just change (I'm assuming your using windows) this:
    Code:
     SetConsoleTextAttribute ( h, FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY );
    To this:
    Code:
    SetConsoleTextAttribute ( h, BACKGROUND_RED | BACKGROUND_INTENSITY );
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