Text Color and Sound

Posted on 1998-03-07
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
How do you change the color of the text that is outputted with a normal output function like cout?
Also, how do you play sound?  I know about cout << '\007'; but there's a function that lets you
change the length and frequency of the sound.
Question by:Jose_G
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What compiler are your using, on what platform?

Author Comment

ID: 1183242
I don't know why that's important, but Borland C++ 5.01, Win32.

Expert Comment

ID: 1183243
For sound, you probably can use

#include <dos.h>

where x is the frequency, time is in milliseconds

I am don't sure about changing the color of the output of cout

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galkin earned 50 total points
ID: 1183244
To change text color you must obtain device context of the window used as output window. You can get it with GetDC(). Then having HDC you can use SetTextColor. To play sound use PlaySound Win32 API function. Be sure to link your project with winmm.lib
and compiler with mmsystem.h


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