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Is there any way of letting the user enter text (in Borland C++)when in graphics mode? ( I know there is a command called "outtext" which allows you to dispaly text in graphics mode.Is there anything which will allow the user to enter the text in graphics mode.It is a  DOS based application.)
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by:st6
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by:Mithander
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I think you can use the getch() command.  I don't use Borland though.  but it would be something like this.

char c;
char buffer[BUF_SIZE];
int i;

i=0;
memset(buffer,0,BUF_SIZE);
do
{
  c = getch();
  if(c!=0)
  {
    outtext(buffer,x,y);
    buffer[i++]=c;
  }
}
while(c!='\n');
buffer[i]=0;

I don't have a compile handy to check it.  Also I use g++ so I don't know if borland will take it.  But hopefully it's a start.
 

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by:Mithander
ID: 1178888
Sorry, I forgot.  You would also have to handle Backspace as well.  something like this:
if(c=='\b')
  buffer[i--]=0;

I'm not sure what the character code for backspace is though.  I think \b is beep.
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by:cph
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Have you try outtextxy, it's similar to outtext but you specify where you want to display the text on the screen. (include graphics.h file)

CpH
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wyy_cq earned 200 total points
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you need to set the cursor position .
the left thing is just like in the text mode.
getch(),getc(),gets()...... all can be effect.

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by:st6
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Even though the information is useful,I would have preffered some  more information, like how to set the cursor position as well.I just need to display a cursor where ever the user clicks his mouse, and after that he must be able to enter the text until he presses enter.Can anyone help me?
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