gotoxy & clrsrc

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    Question gotoxy & clrsrc

    What do I have to do to be able to use "gotoxy(x,y);" and "clrsrc;"?

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    Hmmmm that still didn't seem to work. mY compiler is microsoft visual c++, and it is said that it only does windows, and not dos. could that be the problem?

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    gotoXY

    gotoXY() is a function console function in boorland's conio.h


    instead you must include <wincon.h> and <winbase.h>
    or I think that if you simply include <windows.h> that will do the trick...



    and use some of the console functions

    Code:
       COORD dwCordinates;
    
      dwCordinates.X = 20;
      dwCordinates.Y = 20;
    
      HANDLE consoleHandle = GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE );
     
      /*
      STD_INPUT_HANDLE
      STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE Standard output handle 
      STD_ERROR_HANDLE 
      */
    
     SetConsoleCursorPosition( consoleHandle, dwCordinates);

    ...oh by the way ... to clear the screen
    #include<process.h>

    ....
    system("cls");
    ....


    there a bunch of console functions if you want to perform a search for them in your help files...using the keywords
    Console Functions
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    #include<process.h>

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    system("cls");
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    Wrong! system is in stdlib on every compiler I've ever used...

    What does the FAQ version do wrong?

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    system(...)

    it's in both files.... see line 145 of process.h
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    Cool

    Thanks you guys are great you helped a lot!!!

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