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How do you initialize the graphic library in console mode using VisualC++ 6?

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i don''t know what you mean by graphic library for the console (and i don''t think there is one), but there are some api functions that you can use to manipulate the cursor/cursor position and therefore draw "directly" to the screen.
unfortunately i can''t remember them, nor do i have a documentation here.
look for something like GetStdHandle and search your way thru msdn

hope that helps
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there is no graphics library for Console mode... its real messed in the head... its not realy a dos application and its not realy a windows app... its some where in between....
You can''t go graphics of any kind in it....

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If you want to do console mode graphics, get DJGPP and Allegro. http://www.delorie.com I think.

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dwarfsoft:
I''ve tried that before. I got an illegal operation, then my app terminated. Guess my system doesn''t cut .

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Don't worry, NuffSaid, it's not your computer. Win32 programs, which is what console programs in VC 6.0++ are, are not allowed to access I/O ports(even memmory mapped) or use interrupts.

Edited by - Sheltem on July 31, 2000 4:05:08 AM

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Console applications are just as much Win32 applications as GUI Win32 applications. They just use the console subsystem (obviously, since Windows 9x and Me have DOS in them DOS has a hand in making them work when run on those platforms, but that has nothing to do with the application itself).

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VC++''s console apps don''t support graphics. They are just 32-bit tex-only mode programs with little to no use.

If you want a good 32-bit DOS compiler, get DJGPP and Allegro as was suggested before. Get it at DJGPP Website

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