Thread: setting Cursor Position in C???

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    setting Cursor Position in C???

    Is it the same in C++ where you need x and y coordinates. Can someone give me some examples of CursorPositions in C or point to me to a website... thanks

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    It depends on your operating system. If you are using Windows, check out my consoles tutorials. Part 2 covers cursor movement, amongst other things. They are now in C++ but the functions are the same, just use printf() instead of cout!
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    Wink cursor position

    The answer to your question is yes. The x y coords are the same. If you have Borland simply include the <conio.h> library and use the gotoxy(x, y); function. In windows this is how I do it...

    void SetPosition(int X, int Y)
    HANDLE Screen;
    Screen = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    COORD Position={X, Y};

    SetConsoleCursorPosition(Screen, Position);

    Sure hope this helped..thanks
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