hi.
can anyone tell me how to disable blinkin cursor from my WIN32 console Application.

i have created a console app.. using vc++ but i see the cursor blinkin all the time which is not what i want.

please help

thanks in advance.

hey

thanks so much

but could you please give me an example..

please take a look at this code..

switch (prev_dir)
        {
        case 1:
        cout << "L";
        Sleep(2000);
        break;
        case 2:
        cout << "R";
        Sleep(2000);

        break;
        case 3:
        cout << "U";
        Sleep(2000);

        break;
        case 4:
        cout << "D";
        Sleep(2000);

        break;   
        }    
SetConsoleCursorPosition(hOutput, CursorPosition);
cout<<"W";
Sleep(2000);
SetConsoleCursorPosition(hOutput, CursorPosition);

suppose i wanted to print al of this on screen and everytime the key is L it moves to the left side and the cursor blinks with it..
please tell me as to how to disable the cursor or set the cursor background to black

cheers

Edited 3 Years Ago by pyTony: fixed formating

Below is a quick example -- you can get more console functions and a console class here

I compiled and tested this with Dev-C++ compiler on XP os.

#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500
#include <Windows.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <conio.h>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    
    CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO info;
	HANDLE hOutput = GetStdHandle (STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);

	// turn the cursor off
	info.bVisible = FALSE;
	info.dwSize = 1;
    if( SetConsoleCursorInfo(hOutput,&info) == 0 )
    {
       cout << endl << "SetConsoleCurInfo failed" << endl;
       DWORD dwError = GetLastError();
       char buf[255];
       FormatMessage(FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM, 0, dwError,
           0,buf,sizeof(buf),0);
       cout << buf << endl;
    }

    cout << "Press <Enter> when ready";
    cin.ignore();

	return 0;
}

Below is a quick example -- you can get more console functions and a console class here

I compiled and tested this with Dev-C++ compiler on XP os.

#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500
#include <Windows.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <conio.h>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    
    CONSOLE_CURSOR_INFO info;
	HANDLE hOutput = GetStdHandle (STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);

	// turn the cursor off
	info.bVisible = FALSE;
	info.dwSize = 1;
    if( SetConsoleCursorInfo(hOutput,&info) == 0 )
    {
       cout << endl << "SetConsoleCurInfo failed" << endl;
       DWORD dwError = GetLastError();
       char buf[255];
       FormatMessage(FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM, 0, dwError,
           0,buf,sizeof(buf),0);
       cout << buf << endl;
    }

    cout << "Press <Enter> when ready";
    cin.ignore();

	return 0;
}

thanks a lot!

i appreciate it!

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