Making a text based progress bar

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    Making a text based progress bar

    I found a BCX code about making a text based progress bar:
    http://d-apps.com/files/coding/bcx/cprog.zip

    I tried to rewrite the code in C, and this is the result:
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void gotoxy(int,int);
    
    int main(){
    	int iPercent = 10000000;
    	int rCounter;
    	int iTmpMth1 = 0;
    	int iPrevCnt = 0;
    	CONSOLE_SCREEN_BUFFER_INFO sbi;
    	HANDLE hConsole = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    	GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo(hConsole, &sbi);
    	
    	for (rCounter = 0; rCounter < iPercent; rCounter++){
    		iTmpMth1 = 8 + (rCounter / iPercent) * 54;
    		if (iPrevCnt != iTmpMth1) {
    			gotoxy(sbi.dwCursorPosition.Y + 3, iTmpMth1);
    			printf("#");
    			iPrevCnt = iTmpMth1;
    		}
    	}
    	return 0;
    }
    
    void gotoxy(int x, int y){
    	COORD point;
    	point.X = x;
    	point.Y = y;
    	SetConsoleCursorPosition(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), point);
    }
    Well, no animation there. I can't figure out what's wrong...

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    So rCounter / iPercent will always and forever equal 0; consequently iTmpMth1 will always be 8. Maybe you should make iPercent a floating-point variable.

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