Solved

C++ and DOS

Posted on 1998-05-28
7
177 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
Does anyone know how to create programs for dos invironment but run them in a DOS windon?
I want to use graphics, but they do not work under Windows.
0
Comment
Question by:Dmitriy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Topace
ID: 1164885
Hmmm...it doesn't sound too complicated.  I need to know a few things, though:

1.  Do you have win95?
2.  Do you have a specific program you need to get finished?  (i.e. A piece from the code that references the graphics.)


Topace
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:kellyjj
ID: 1164886
You can run graphics in a dos 'shell'.  Which means you have to be full screen dos, not a window.   You still are running win95.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Topace
ID: 1164887
Yeah, that's basically what I was trying to explain.  I can give you some code to run in DOS, but the graphics are going to be a little hard to come by if you are currently using Visual C++.  VCPP is really easy to use, but it defeats the purpose of C++ in the long run.

Topace
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Dmitriy
ID: 1164888
kellyjj, I need a specific header or a code that I should include inside the code that would run the program in the DOS mode and with graphics.  

topace, I have Borland C++ ver.4.5
I have windows 95.  I had  a very simple project to do, but I wanted to include colors as extra. U know, change a background and the text colors...  So I tried to include the header <graphics.h> but got an error telling me that the program could not use colors under windows environment.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
vmpn earned 0 total points
ID: 1164889
Hi,
    If you want to use colors and stuff in Borland 4.5 You have to build the DOS executable and not EasyWin. First of all if you do not use proj now, you need to use one. In Borland go to menu Project, New and in type of application select Dos executable. As soon as you do that you will be able to use <graphics.h>.

Sincerely,
VMPN

0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Dmitriy
ID: 1164890
vmpn,  In target type, I do not see the "Dos executable".  Do you mean Application (.exe)?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:vmpn
ID: 1164891
Try it.

0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

C++ Properties One feature missing from standard C++ that you will find in many other Object Oriented Programming languages is something called a Property (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/CPP/A_3912-Object-Properties-in-C.ht…
This article shows you how to optimize memory allocations in C++ using placement new. Applicable especially to usecases dealing with creation of large number of objects. A brief on problem: Lets take example problem for simplicity: - I have a G…
The goal of the video will be to teach the user the concept of local variables and scope. An example of a locally defined variable will be given as well as an explanation of what scope is in C++. The local variable and concept of scope will be relat…
The viewer will learn how to user default arguments when defining functions. This method of defining functions will be contrasted with the non-default-argument of defining functions.

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question