Thread: conio.h and the gotoxy(int, int) function

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    samurai warrior nextus's Avatar
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    Question conio.h and the gotoxy(int, int) function

    ok...i am in a c++ programming class in high school we read a borland base c++ programmer book, but we use microsoft visual studio c++ 6.0 pro so there are many incompatibilities. and second of all my teacher is a Visual Basic teacher and knows barely anything about C++. ok enough said. i read about the conio.h header file having the gotoxy(int x, int y). well i try using it in my code but it wont work. microsoft not support it??...please do tell me...thank you for your time.
    nextus, the samurai warrior

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    currently no and doubt microsoft ever will (they are trying to get rid of DOS as a matter of fact, or so I believe).
    anyway, there is a similar Windows API function that does the same task in windows.h
    (windows.h is a master header file: that it includes other sub headers; just like iostream.h does)
    at least there is something in common between VB and VC++: API calls.
    if not, Borland Turbo C++ is free and so are other dos compilers out there. simply download a copy for your home pc and play around.

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    try using "conio.c" instead of "conio.h" thats what i use and it gives me no problems

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    the hat of redundancy hat nvoigt's Avatar
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    Read the FAQ, especially point 12.

    Use the function given to simulate gotoxy as VC does not support it.

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

    When in doubt, read the FAQ.
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