First the complaint: You don't have to read this
Look, I... am starting to get extremely ........ed off... It seems like nobody understands this compiler(MSVC++), or they try to keep everything a ****ing secret. Most of the questions I have asked about useing the Win32 Console, and retrieveing data on the window size, color, cursor position, reading from the console, etc. I have had to figure it out myself; and if I can do it, I know there are way more experienced programmers that can too if they don't already know. Nobody seems to know how to do these things with MSVC++. Maybe its because the compilers .cpp or .h files are full acronyms that nobody understands besides the developers them selves... its like haveing to learn a whole other language, does anyone feel the same way??? I could just be an extremely uneducated idiot who is makeing himself look dumber by saying all this. (The compiler doesn't suck, its very convienent at times... its just damn! I am constantly hitting a brick wall when trying to use its functions.) (Btw- excuse the language)
How do I read from the console screen? Let me explain.
Open the win32 console, type "edit" and press ENTER. A DOS like text editor comes up... now type something, anything and then click "File" at the top left (I wish I knew how to capture mouse events in the win32 console), ok now click off of "File" and back into the text editor, the "File" menu should close; do you see how the program still remembered what you had typed, and it looks as if the "File" menu that was drawn never overwrote what you typed? Ok, this is what I am trying to accomplish, and I "think" I need to know how to read whats on the screen, and the somehow get the text color for every character that I read from the console, so that I can replace what what written to the screen at x,x coord just incase a window or popup type thing overwrites it for the moment....
TIA, and don't flame me because I ripped on MSVC++... I didn't say the compiler sucked, it is the best. However; it gets very frustrating when trying to use something that it has built in, especially with all the aconyms.
Btw - I know there is a way to RGB colors in the console, I know this because if you open the console and "right-click" on the console Icon at the top left and select "properties" you can change the colors to anything you want from there... if you choose to save the properties, it write the data to the registry under whatever name the program was(A win32 console program of course.)
*I didn't look over this to make sure there was any mis-spellings, wrong punctuation etc... so there may be lots.