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Stopping ctr-c from closing a console application

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I''m writing a program and I want to use ctr-c to copy text to the clipboard. Yet ctr-c is the shell command to "kill" a console application. Does anyone know how to stop it from closing the console window? Thank you, Dave

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You''ll need to make a few significant changes, the first being the use of the Win32 API:

#include <windows.h>
 
int WINAPI WinMain( HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPCTSTR, int )
{
// explicitly create a console window
AllocConsole()
 
// install console control handler
SetConsoleCtrlHandler( myHandler, TRUE );
 
// explicitly release a console window
FreeConsole()
return 0;
}
The myHandler function is a HandlerRoutine that would look like this to handle Ctrl+C events only:
BOOL WINAPI myHandler( DWORD ctrlType )
{
if( ctrlType == CTRL_C_EVENT )
{
// copy buffer contents to clipboard
return TRUE;
}
else return FALSE;
}

Resources:
Win32 Console Functions
SetConsoleControlHandler
HandlerRoutine
Registering a Console Handler Function

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