Thread: command: borland v. mvs

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    command: borland v. mvs

    ok, so i've been working a nibbles program originally written in borland, but when i tried to compile it with mvs i came up with the error that "gotoxy()" was not indentified. so, i've been looking for a mvs version of such a function but i haven't found anything that remotely helps.

    if someone could tell me if there is, and what it is i'd be really greatful.

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    The SetConsoleCursorPosition function sets the cursor position in the specified console screen buffer. 
    BOOL SetConsoleCursorPosition(
        HANDLE hConsoleOutput,	// handle of console screen buffer 
        COORD dwCursorPosition 	// new cursor position coordinates  


    Identifies a console screen buffer. The handle must have GENERIC_WRITE access.


    Specifies a COORD structure containing the new cursor position. The coordinates are the column and row of a screen buffer character cell. The coordinates must be within the boundaries of the screen buffer.
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    or implement the nice winapi version of gotoxy() that Sunlight wrote ages ago and has existed in our FAQs since god was a boy - here

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    if you still wanted to use gotoxy() maybe this might work:

    #include <windows.h>	// for other functions :)
    #include <conio.h>		//for getch()
    #include <iostream>		// for cout
    using namespace std;
    void gotoxy(short x, short y)
    	COORD XY;
    	XY.X = x;
    	XY.Y = y;
    	SetConsoleCursorPosition(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), XY);
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    	gotoxy(10, 10);
    	cout << "WORKS?";
    	return 0;
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    consh = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    void gotoRC(int row, int col)
    COORD coord;
    coord.X = col;
    coord.Y = row;

    that works 100%
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