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How to clear screen in borland C++?

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What do I have to type to clear the screen with Borlan C++?
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If you want to use a C++ function, and it is in text mode, use clrscr().

If you want to use a C++ function, and you're in graphics mode, and using the built in graphics functions, use cleardevice().

If you want to write your own C++ function for text, here's one:

void clear_screen() {
 char far *scr=(char far *)0xB8000000L;
 int n;

 for (n=0;n<2000;n++) {
  scr[n*2]=0x20;
  scr[n*2+1]=0x07;
 }
}

If you want to write your own C++ function for graphics, here's one:

#define SCREEN_WIDTH ?  // Fill these in yourself
#define SCREEN_HEIGHT ?

void clear_graphics_screen() {
 char far *scr=(char far *)0xA0000000L;
 unsigned long n;

  for (n=0;n<SCREEN_WIDTH*SCREEN_HEIGHT;n++) {
   scr[n]=0;
  }
}

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