Win2K/XP console question

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    Question Win2K/XP console question

    Just a quick question.... in Win2K/XP, how many lines does a default DOS console have? I know that Win9x has 25 by default which can be changed to 50... I think Win2K/XP has a default of 50, but I want to check here

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    well thanks...

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    Just use a for loop that prints a number on each line and see how many there are. It won't take that long.

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    Try GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo() on MSDN...and try to be more patient next time

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    No, what I'm saying is that I don't have Win2K/XP and would like to know... I have searched around (here, MSDN, and the web), and have nothing... so I was wondering if someone with 2K/XP could just tell me..... otherwise I'll assume it's 50

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    It's 25 on Win2K.

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    Originally posted by d00b
    No, what I'm saying is that I don't have Win2K/XP and would like to know... I have searched around (here, MSDN, and the web), and have nothing... so I was wondering if someone with 2K/XP could just tell me..... otherwise I'll assume it's 50
    The point is.....use the function I gave in your code and code around the results....that way your code will work on all win32 platforms..

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    i think

    i think

    you can set the no of lines with this command


    mode con lines =50


    just try this
    if you need to set your resolution

    thnkx



    barolski@yahoo.com if you help

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    this has nothing to do whatsoever with your question but a law states that nobody can program a falling blocks game using the syllable 'tris'.

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