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Microsoft KB Archive/35290

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MDA Normal, Blinking, Underlined Text Example

Q35290

5.10 6.00 6.00a 6.00ax 7.00 | 5.10 6.00 6.00a | 1.00 1.50 MS-DOS | OS/2 | WINDOWS kbprg kbcode ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - The C Run-time (CRT), included with: - Microsoft C for MS-DOS, versions 5.1, 6.0, 6.0a, and 6.0ax - Microsoft C for OS/2, versions 5.1, 6.0, and 6.0a - Microsoft C/C++ for MS-DOS, versions 7.0 - Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows, versions 1.0 and 1.5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= When programming with Microsoft C for a monochrome display adapter, there is no way to display colors. However, you can display normal text, bright text, inverse video, underline, and blinking. MORE INFORMATION ================ The following program shows how to display blinking and underlined text on a monochrome display adapter: Sample Code: ------------ /* Compile options needed: none */ #include int oldcolor; long oldbkcolor; void main( ) { _clearscreen( _GCLEARSCREEN ); oldcolor = _gettextcolor( ); oldbkcolor = _getbkcolor( ); _settextposition( 12, 0 ); _settextcolor( 17 ); /* foreground color Blue + 16 */ _setbkcolor( 0L ); /* background color Black */ _outtext( "Blinking Normal Underlined Text, on MDA.\n" ); _settextcolor( oldcolor ); _setbkcolor( oldbkcolor ); } There are many books that explain how monochrome text attributes are set. One such book is called "Programmer's Guide to PC & PS/2 Video Systems" (Microsoft Press, ISBN 1-55615-103-9). Additional reference words: kbinf 1.00 1.50 5.10 6.00 6.00a 6.00ax 7.00 reverse KBCategory: kbprg kbcode KBSubcategory: CRTIss

Keywords : kb16bitonly
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Technology : kbVCsearch kbAudDeveloper kbCRT


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