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    Fullscreen Shortcut

    Is it possible to make a shortcut that opens a program made in c++ in fullscreen mode? I only know how to do it with .bat files.

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    some dude a while back posted this, it will let you make it
    fullscreen, that is if your using windows.

    i suppose you could have a statment asking if the person want
    fullscreen and if they do run the code.

    Code:
    COORD Coord; 
    SetConsoleDisplayMode( GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE ), CONSOLE_FULLSCREEN_MODE, &Coord);
    and

    Code:
    COORD Coord;
    SetConsoleDisplayMode( GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE ), CONSOLE_WINDOWED_MODE, &Coord);
    i think that how it setup, ive never used it personally,
    also you will need to include <windows.h>


    if you just want a windows shortcut to make a command
    prompt fullscreen, ALT+ENTER will do that.

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    Thanks!

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    But i get an error: 101 C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\man.cpp `CONSOLE_WINDOWED_MODE' undeclared (first use this function) , 101 C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\man.cpp `SetConsoleDisplayMode' undeclared (first use this function) , C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\G__~1.EXE man.o: No such file or directory.

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    Wink

    #include <windows.h>
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    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
        COORD Coord; 
    SetConsoleDisplayMode( GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE ), CONSOLE_FULLSCREEN_MODE, &Coord);
        
        system("PAUSE");
        return EXIT_SUCCESS;
    }
    Errors:
    C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\Templates\main8.cpp In function `int main(int, char**)':
    10 C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\Templates\main8.cpp `CONSOLE_FULLSCREEN_MODE' undeclared (first use this function)
    10 C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\Templates\main8.cpp `SetConsoleDisplayMode' undeclared (first use this function)
    C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\G__~1.EXE Templates/main8.o: No such file or directory.
    C:\Programs\Dev-Cpp\G__~1.EXE no input files

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    From the MSDN

    Requirements
    Client Requires Windows "Longhorn" or Windows XP.

    This means you need a pretty new version of windows. This also means this function is probably not included with older compilers/SDKs that came out prior to XP.

    Edit:
    Note that the following thoughts are my personal oppinion and a pet peeve and don't reflect any official or unofficial programming standards or guidelines:

    It's called "Windows" for a reason. Ever heard of "Window XP" ? No. Why not ? It's "Windows", note the plural "s". Windows means I have the choice of multiple open command interfaces at the same time. By programmatically chosing fullscreen mode for your application, you assume your application is the only important thing on my mind when I start it. Guess what, it's not. Automatically opening fullscreen is contraproductive on my system. It will get the app removed real quick. There are applications I chose to open fullscreen. But that's because I made a choice. I know that many people don't even know that you can have two windows on the same screen, I always hate coming back to my PC having to resize all windows because all of them are maximized. How much better does a simple mp3 player or a Skype Window get if you have it 1200x1024 fullscreen ? If your application is better fullscreen, great. Make fullscreen the default. But give me a choice. Give me a way to turn that lousy feature off. </rant>
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    i to tired to work on this problem right now, i found
    somethign that could possibly satisfy you?

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <windows.h>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {   
    	SetConsoleTitle("Console32");
    	HWND hwnd = FindWindow(NULL, "Console32");
    	SendMessage(hwnd, WM_SYSCOMMAND, SC_MAXIMIZE, 0);
    
    	cin.get();
    	return 0;
    }

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt
    From the MSDN

    Requirements
    Client Requires Windows "Longhorn" or Windows XP.

    This means you need a pretty new version of windows. This also means this function is probably not included with older compilers/SDKs that came out prior to XP.

    Edit:
    Note that the following thoughts are my personal oppinion and a pet peeve and don't reflect any official or unofficial programming standards or guidelines:

    It's called "Windows" for a reason. Ever heard of "Window XP" ? No. Why not ? It's "Windows", note the plural "s". Windows means I have the choice of multiple open command interfaces at the same time. By programmatically chosing fullscreen mode for your application, you assume your application is the only important thing on my mind when I start it. Guess what, it's not. Automatically opening fullscreen is contraproductive on my system. It will get the app removed real quick. There are applications I chose to open fullscreen. But that's because I made a choice. I know that many people don't even know that you can have two windows on the same screen, I always hate coming back to my PC having to resize all windows because all of them are maximized. How much better does a simple mp3 player or a Skype Window get if you have it 1200x1024 fullscreen ? If your application is better fullscreen, great. Make fullscreen the default. But give me a choice. Give me a way to turn that lousy feature off. </rant>
    I make programs for myself and to learn more c++, I am not going to use everything I learn how to do, in my REAL programs. If I ever make any REAL programs.

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    ILoveVectors, sorry but your script didnt work for me.
    It only changed the title to Console32, nothing else...

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    I am using Windows 98 SE. That example doesnt work on Windows 98.

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    Just print a message: "Press ALT-ENTER to enter full-screen mode."
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    Just print a message: "Press ALT-ENTER to enter full-screen mode."
    Yes, I agree. That's the default hot-key to do it, so you might as well use it.

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