Thread: How change console default font

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    How change console default font

    I found one API to do this, but i don't know use, if anyone can help-me

    API SetCurrentConsoleFontEx
    SetCurrentConsoleFontEx function (Windows)
    Thank you for everything!

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    Having searched for the function name, it's pretty easy to find examples of code which use that function.

    Have you tried any of them?
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    Have you googled for the sample?
    Have you compiled and run found sample?
    Does your sample working not as expected?

    Show your code and explain what is happening not as desired.
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    You need to get the console handle for the first argument:
    HANDLE hConsole = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
    The second argument can probably be TRUE.

    Notice you need a struct for the third argument:
    cfInfo.cbSize = sizeof(CONSOLE_FONT_INFOEX);
    You can fill in the rest of the struct members (remember to use fonts only available in the console).

    Then call the function:
    BOOL result = SetCurrentConsoleFontEx(hConsole, TRUE, &cfInfo);

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