Changing or updating output

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    Changing or updating output

    Hey

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to change an out putted result, because I don't really know what to search for.

    An example would be a tic tac toe game where the board is printed using underline "____" and pipes "|" Then when the player picks where they want to put their x, instead of printing out a whole new updated board, the old board is updated.

    Sorry, I'm not very good at explaining something like this.

    David

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    You will likely have to use some sort of non-standard method for accomplishing this (maybe the backspace character is standard, I'm not sure).

    Try adrianxw's console tutorial for ideas on how to do this.

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    Thanks, I'll look into it.

    EDIT: Well I found adrian's site but I wasn't able to find his tutorials. I did find this

    Code:
    void gotoxy(int x, int y)  
    { 
    	HANDLE hConsoleOutput;
    	COORD dwCursorPosition;
    
    	dwCursorPosition.X = x;
    	dwCursorPosition.Y = y;
    	hConsoleOutput = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	SetConsoleCursorPosition(hConsoleOutput,dwCursorPosition);
    }
    I think it is what I need, but I don't know.
    Last edited by IdioticCreation; 11-29-2006 at 06:31 PM.

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    Youre using windows?
    here is a port of ncurses to it. it is able to do what you want and much more. you can think of it as a kind of gui-framework for the terminal.
    http://www.baldwin.cx/~john/projects/WinCurses.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheres
    Youre using windows?
    here is a port of ncurses to it. it is able to do what you want and much more. you can think of it as a kind of gui-framework for the terminal.
    http://www.baldwin.cx/~john/projects/WinCurses.html
    Thats what I was looking for, thank you.

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    Hey, I can't find any tutorials over WinCurses and I'm not quite sure how I use it. Do I just need to include the CURSES.H? Then how can I learn how to use it?

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    as the author mention it's a port of ncurses I guess
    http://www.google.com/search?q=ncurs...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
    shoud do well.

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