Console Programming???

This is a discussion on Console Programming??? within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Not sure where to go from here. I'm interested in making a console program (if that's what it's called). Not ...

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    Question Console Programming???

    Not sure where to go from here. I'm interested in making a console program (if that's what it's called). Not sure if any of you guys have a Circuit City or Fry's Electronics near you, but I want to make a program like they use.

    I don't want to make it graphical just a simple text based (and some line boxes with color) program that I can use for looking up stuff and inputting stuff.

    Any body have any idea of the program I need to use for that? I can program in VC++ (console). I guess I'm really hoping that I can make it with VC++.
    Thanks, zolo

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    I have no idea what it is you want to do. Can you describe things a little more? I have a 6 part tutorial on console programming here but can't direct you to any particular point without knowing what you want to do.

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    You're in luck - here is an excelent tutorial.

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    Sorry, I didn't explain it a bit better. Here is what i was looking for.

    Think of a typical windows program, but one that runs on a console (without any buttons or graphics). But one that doesn't just scroll down in the window.

    hmm, not sure if i'm making sence...
    Thanks, zolo

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    cool, Thanks Codeplug i'll check it out.
    Thanks, zolo

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    So you want to be able to clear the screen, move the cursor around within the window, write at certain locations, read from others and do things like that? If so, it's in my tutorial. If not, and you cannot see what you need in my tut, tell me more.
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    It sounds like you want the conio.h functions, but the only windows compiler that supports that fully would be borland c++. I think that would be the easiest.

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    You should read the tutorial too Phylter, then you'll know how to do it using any compiler that can make calls to the Win32 API.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codeplug
    You should read the tutorial too Phylter, then you'll know how to do it using any compiler that can make calls to the Win32 API.

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    I've read a little about it. I just don't do enough console stuff to make studying it more worth while.

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