SetConsoleWindowInfo

This is a discussion on SetConsoleWindowInfo within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I wrote a really annoying program that goes something like this: Code: #include <time.h> #include <windows.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() ...

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    SetConsoleWindowInfo

    I wrote a really annoying program that goes something like this:
    Code:
    #include <time.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    
    int main()
    {
          time_t now;
          time(&now);
          srand(now);
          while(true)
          {
              Sleep(100);
              SMALL_RECT WinRect = {0, 0, rand() % 100 + 1, rand() % 70 + 1};
              SMALL_RECT* WinSize = &WinRect;
              SetConsoleWindowInfo(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), true, WinSize);
          }
          return 0;
    }
    I was wondering, is there a way to move the console window? All this does is resize.
    Check out all my dimensions:
    Height, width, and for a limited time only... Depth!
    -sb

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    There is not a specific console routine to do this, however, you can of course cheat.

    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main()
    {
        HWND hWnd;
        RECT WinRect;
    
        SetConsoleTitle("Home");
        hWnd = FindWindow(NULL,
                          "Home");
    
        GetWindowRect(hWnd,
                      &WinRect);
    
        MoveWindow(hWnd,
                   0,
                   0,
                   WinRect.right - WinRect.left,
                   WinRect.bottom - WinRect.top,
                   TRUE);
    
        return 0;
    }
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    You can have console applications that uses MFC, which allows you to control the current window and do a lot of other things.

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