how to write underlined text in c++?

Posted on 2006-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello i want to write a underlined heading at the begining of the program . How can i do that ?
Question by:emreayman
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On what kind of output device?
Is it a VT100 compatble display?   A HTML browswer?

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it is win32 app.  (DOS)

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cout << "WELCOME";

how can i write this underlined.
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If you load
in your CONFIG.SYS file, then you should be able to
cout << "\033[4mWELCOME\033[0m";

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Is there another way ?.it's a console application .
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cout << "WELCOME" << endl;
cout << "------------" << endl;


sorry, just trying to be funny...

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thank you ozo and NickGeorghio :)  . ozo i added this line device=c:\windows\command\ansi.sys  in and tried with your code but it didn't work . Let's say it works If i run it under another computer that ansi.sys not loaded it's not going to show text underlined right? . Is there a another simple method (I'm writing my program in Visual C++)
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>>>> Is there a another simple method (I'm writing my program in Visual C++)

The problem is not in C++ but in the console. A console output cannot be underlined beside you would find a console font where each character already includes a '_' (visually).

What you can do in a Win32 console is to write text in different colors. Maybe you can substitute the underlining by using an appropriate coloring. To see the possibilities you should load the CONSOLE sample from MSDN_LIB. You'll find a link to that sample in MSDN by the title 'Console sample (console functions)' .

Regards, Alex

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