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Old 10-05-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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How to use colours in c++ ?


I am trying to find out how do i change the colour of txt that the user sees in a c++ program file please? Thankyou

Old 10-05-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Are you talking about syntax highlighting? It is the property of the editor that you use. If you are using vi try ":help syntax" to see how it can be done. (I have never done it. Happy with what I get from vim ). If this is not syntax highlighting, just ignore this.

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Thankyou for your reply but i am on about changing the colour of text a user sees displayed on the screen.

Old 10-05-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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ANSI Colors

You could use some of the old-school ANSI escape sequences, though I'm not sure I'd recommend it if this app is going to be used in very diverse climates. Here's a link: I've used these before and they've worked for me.


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