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Old 05-10-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
scottbrown4b
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Question Fullscreen console app with C or C++


Hello,
I was wondering if there was a way to make a console app start fullscreen with NO menu, or close buttons? I am thinking about ncurses, but I have yet to find anything. I have searched google, but have not been able to find anything.

I hope to write this in C or C++, I am still a novice programmer so forgive me if this post seems basic.

Thanks,
Scott
 
Old 05-10-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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There's no simple way of doing it, no. Basically you'd have to use calls to X to do that (not to mention stuff like that sucks a lot and is generally unnecessary). What are you trying to do exactly?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thaks for the reply. I am working on a serial port monitoring tool for my amateur radio. I guess it doesn't have to be fullscreen, but it would be really nice if it was.

--Scott
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:03 PM   #4
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Re: Fullscreen console app with C or C++

Quote:
Originally posted by scottbrown4b
I am thinking about ncurses, but I have yet to find anything. I have searched google, but have not been able to find anything.
Indeed not very much available on ncurses. But here are two doc's that are probably worth reading:
http://web.cs.mun.ca/~rod/ncurses/ncurses.html
http://dickey.his.com/ncurses/ncurses.faq.html

For a few examples download the code for the book "Beginning Linux Programming" by Wrox Press (the code is GPL'd). Get it here:
http://web.wrox.com/0764543733/2971.tar.gz
(chapter 6 is about ncurses)
 
  


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