How to set the Java console input cursor position?

I have a very simple java program to prompt user input for certain data on console.

BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader( new InputStreamReader( System.in ));

System.out.printf( "Please enter data 1:" );
data1 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());

System.out.printf( "Please enter data 2:" );
data2 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());

The problem is when displaying the 2nd prompt, the input cursor moves to the begining of that line. Is there way to control it to move it to the end of the 2nd prompt?


gs_kanataAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
works fine here, how are you running it?

0
 
Thomas4019Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Maybe you want something like this. The "\n" is the code for a line break.
		BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader( new InputStreamReader( System.in ));
 
		System.out.printf( "Please enter data 1:\n" );
		double data1 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());
 
		System.out.printf( "Please enter data 2:\n" );
		double data2 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());

Open in new window

0
 
CEHJConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You should be OK with that, but using printf without arguments is redundant. You'd be better off with simply
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader( new InputStreamReader( System.in ));
 
System.out.print( "Please enter data 1:" );
data1 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());
 
System.out.print( "Please enter data 2:" );
data2 =Double.parseDouble( br.readLine());

Open in new window

0
 
gs_kanataAuthor Commented:
I ran in the Eclipse. It works fine on the command line.
0
 
boyboyboy711Commented:
the "\n" here will not solve the problem! it's something like "println", say that "the input value will be at the next line".
But the problem here, The cursor is at the beginning of 2nd line after typing Enter at the 1st line => How to place the cursor at the end of lines (in Eclipse)!

How was this question solved? even the author said it was ok. this site is weird.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.