Thread: guidence

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    i`m making a game were the user has to type in there password and instead of seeing the actual password i need to know how to just show the *** sign

    just give me a link to a tutorial or something, i`m not asking for help i`m just asking for guidence


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    Mar 2003
    Here's a quick and dirty way to do it using conio and getch. Substitute your own nonblocking read where appropriate:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    #include <conio.h>
    using namespace std;
    static string getPass()
        string pass;
        int i;
        int ch;
        while ((ch = getch()) != '\r')
            if (ch == '\b')
                cout<<"\b\b  \b\b";
            pass += (char)ch;
        return pass;
    int main(void)
        string password = getPass();
        cout<<"\n"<< password <<endl; /* Test print: Does it work? */
        return 0;
    p.s. What the alphabet would look like without q and r.

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