custom console color

This is a discussion on custom console color within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; i've how to use colors with windows console (MSVC++ 6) and was wondering if there is a way to give ...

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    custom console color

    i've how to use colors with windows console (MSVC++ 6) and was wondering if there is a way to give custom names to the mix so i can use "brightwhite" instead of "FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_BLUE | FOREGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY" every single time. Can ORd colors be stored together in a single WORD type? would i need to create an enum/switch combo or something? As far as i know there are 15 combinations of FOREGROUND and 15 for BACKGROUND. All i'm wondering is how it can be done, not the actually coding of it

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    A define statement would do it
    Code:
    #define FOREGROUND_BRIGHTWHITE    FOREGROUND_RED | FOREGROUND_BLUE | FOREGROUND_GREEN | FOREGROUND_INTENSITY
    Last edited by C_Coder; 04-06-2002 at 03:04 PM.
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    thanks!! that will definately make things easier to read and understand

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