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How do I create a console window with a scrollbar in Win32/SDK?

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I have a Win-32 GUI application which uses a console window to display output of "printf" type functions.  I created the console window using AllocConsole(), and redirected the stream stdout to the console STDOUT.  However the console window does not appear with scroll bar so I cannot scroll up to see all of my output sent to the console
window.  Any suggestions on how to create console window with scrollbars?  

Thanks,
daniel


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Use the SetConsoleScreenBufferSize function to change the buffer size. By doing this, you can specify how many scrollback lines you want. The following code sample sets the buffer size to 500 lines.

COORD co;
co.X = 80;
co.Y = 500;
SetConsoleScreenBufferSize(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE), co);

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