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printing a char in graphics mode

Posted on 2002-05-04
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How can I print a character in graphics mode with the
outtextxy function? I'm doing the following:

#include <graphics.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <ctype.h>


void main()
{

   int gdriver = DETECT, gmode;
   int Errcode   ;
   char key;

 initgraph(&gdriver,&gmode,"D:\\BORLAND\\BORLANDC\\BGI\\") ;
 Errcode = graphresult();
 if (Errcode != grOk)
    {
      cout<<"Graphics Error:"<< grapherrormsg(Errcode);
      exit(1);
    }
     setcolor(15);
     key=getch();        
     outtextxy(10,30,key);
}

How can I print key with this function?


Thanks in advance

   AFM





 
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Question by:AngelFireMateo
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jdrescher earned 150 total points
ID: 6991306
You are still using borland BGI graphics? I have not done this in the last 6+ years..

Here is my guess. I assume outtextxy takes a string and you are giving it a char. I'm sorry if this is totally off base but I don't have any access to borland bgi anymore.

void main()
{

  int gdriver = DETECT, gmode;
  int Errcode   ;
  char key[2];

initgraph(&gdriver,&gmode,"D:\\BORLAND\\BORLANDC\\BGI\\") ;
Errcode = graphresult();
if (Errcode != grOk)
   {
     cout<<"Graphics Error:"<< grapherrormsg(Errcode);
     exit(1);
   }
    setcolor(15);
    key[0]=(char)getch();        
    key[1]='\0';
    outtextxy(10,30,key);
}

John
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Expert Comment

by:baclay
ID: 6992166
John's code does solve your problem and here is an alternative that I came up with.

Barry


#include <graphics.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <ctype.h>


struct key_word
{
   unsigned int key_code;
};

struct key_bytes
{
   unsigned char ascii;
   unsigned char scan_code;
};

union key_fields
{
   struct key_word kw;
   struct key_bytes kb;
};


union key_fields key;

void main()
{

  int gdriver = DETECT, gmode;
  int Errcode;
  int c;
  char msgbuf[80];

  initgraph(&gdriver, &gmode, "D:\\BORLAND\\BORLANDC\\BGI\\") ;
  Errcode = graphresult();

  if (Errcode != grOk)
    {
      cout<<"Graphics Error:"<< grapherrormsg(Errcode);
      exit(1);
    }

  setcolor(15);

  key.kw.key_code = getch();


  memset(msgbuf , '\0', 80);
  msgbuf[0] = key.kb.ascii;

  outtextxy(10, 30, msgbuf);
} // end main()
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by:AngelFireMateo
ID: 7150100
it works well thanks
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