Thread: Console Text Stuff

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    Señor Member
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    Console Text Stuff

    I'm in the process of making a casino and I'd like to have a feature where you can walk around. I'd do this using characters and printing them in full screen mode. First of all, how do I make the console go into full screen (not alt+enter), and secondly, how do I color the text. I looked at the FAQ and there's a dead link there and I can't find anything on that MSDN site. Thanks in advance.

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    Feb 2002

    the matrix

    check out the matrix sample zMan posted earlier this week...
    it has some console functions including the GoToXY and changing the text color...
    --true programmer's don't comment--
    --programmer wannabes complain about it--

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    Ok I got that stuff but how do I make the console go to full screen mode without making the user press alt+enter?

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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    I just dont understand why people want to use windows consoles for this type of stuff....

    Sure you can change cursor position, colour the console, colour the test, make it full screen, catch mouse and arrow key clicks....but why? If you need this type of functionality from WIN Consoles, you will need enough Windows knowledge to create proper windows apps......

    Anyway...enough is a little trick I developed.....

    #include <windows.h>
    #include <iostream>
    using std::cout;
    using std::endl;
    using std::cin;
    void GoFullScreen(void){
    	TCHAR strTitle[] = "Terrible Console";
    	HWND hwnd = FindWindow("ConsoleWindowClass",strTitle);
    	if(hwnd != NULL){
    	else cout << "Error - Could not Maximise" << endl;
    int main()
                //Do console type stuff
       return 0;
    Oh...btw that is specific to Windows will choke on Win 98 (another reason to do a proper windows app )
    Last edited by Fordy; 03-02-2002 at 04:53 PM.

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