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how to change text colour of output in c++?

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hello
      I have a problem while changing the colour of font in output
by using cout <<,
        please solve my problem and tell me how can i change the text colour n c++?
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#include <iostream>
#include <windows.h>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

void DrawColorString(string szText, int X, int Y, WORD color);

int main(void) {

      DrawColorString("Red",  0, 0, FOREGROUND_RED);
      DrawColorString("White",5, 2, BACKGROUND_RED | BACKGROUND_GREEN | BACKGROUND_BLUE);
      DrawColorString("Colored Text is Great!", 10, 4, FOREGROUND_RED | BACKGROUND_GREEN);

      return 0;
}

void DrawColorString(string szText, int X, int Y, WORD color) {

      HANDLE OutputH;
      COORD position = {X, Y};

      OutputH = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
      SetConsoleTextAttribute(OutputH, color);
      SetConsoleCursorPosition(OutputH, position);

      cout << szText;
}
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