How to make a Console Window fullscreen

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    How to make a Console Window fullscreen

    Hey, I was wondering if their is anyway to make it so that a Normal C++ console window would auto-matically be in Full screen Mode?

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    SetConsoleWindowInfo() with GetLargestConsoleWindowSize() . Assuming you're using windows.
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    Could someone just give me an example of it that just dose that?

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    I dont think you can make it fullscreen in windows... acually you can but the text size will be much larger also.

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    Just press Alt+tab or run a program to do that for you automatically

    Heres the Program


    Code:
    void AltEnter()
    {
        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);
        return;
    }
    hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by asbo60 View Post
    Just press Alt+tab or run a program to do that for you automatically

    Heres the Program


    Code:
    void AltEnter()
    {
        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);
        return;
    }
    hope that helps
    Your assuming the user has got Alt+TAB set to do that.

    Emulating key-presses is no way to work around the API.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Your assuming the user has got Alt+TAB set to do that.

    Emulating key-presses is no way to work around the API.
    It's Alt+Enter, not Alt+Tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KONI View Post
    It's Alt+Enter, not Alt+Tab.
    Didn't say it was Alt+Tab, I'm just quoting asbo60

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    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms686028.aspx
    Code:
    BOOL WINAPI SetConsoleDisplayMode(
      HANDLE hConsoleOutput,
      DWORD dwFlags,
      PCOORD lpNewScreenBufferDimensions
    );

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