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Changing Text Color in Console App

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Check out this tutorial:
http://www.c-for-dummies.com/lessons/chapter.13/05/

Edited by - Bino on July 19, 2000 3:39:40 AM

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That''s a fine reference for DOS.

Basically, assuming you''re using C/C++, there is no standard method for changing text color. You need to use OS and/or compiler specific methods. C didn''t have one because at the time there was no such thing as colored text unless you physically changed the ribbon in your line printer. The C++ designers probably just didn''t think it important enough.

For DOS see above.
For Win32 take a look at GetStdHandle/SetConsoleTextAttribute().
Other systems will have other methods, all different.

-Mike

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