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C++ menu navigation with arrow keys

Posted on 2003-03-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
How do I capture when an arrow key is pressed so that I can highlight a different option of the menu. The menu would look something like this:
Main Menu

Option 1         Option2
Option 3         Option4
Question by:Jonman364
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Exceter earned 150 total points
ID: 8061414
What compiler are you using? The problem is that you need a function similar to getch(). The only difference being it needs to return int instead of char because the scan codes for the arrow keys require two bytes to store and a char only stores one, on windows machine anyway.


Author Comment

ID: 8062482
I'm using dev c++. My program will be running without windows loaded.

Author Comment

ID: 8070065
Never mind the last post. I'm now using DJGPP. I thought there was an option for dos program (not just console program).
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Expert Comment

ID: 8071230
You wouldn't consider using Borland would you?

Author Comment

ID: 8073144
i have borland c++ builder 5.5, but when i compile a program with it, then try to run the exe file on my dos machine I get a message that says "This program must be run under Win32"

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ID: 9334567
Wow this question is still open? I don't remember excatly what I did to solve my problem. I don't believe I had to change compilers. But as I look back to some old files from the time, it looks like I used getch() so I'm awarding points to Exceter. Not only because he was the only one to tell me to use getch(), but also he was the only one to try to anwer my question.  I can't test my old code to see if it works because I'm running Linux only now, and therfore don't have conio to test it with.

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