Hello! I was wondering if there was a command in C++, specifically visual C++ .net 2003, in which I can take what was partially entered in the console and save it to a variable before the user presses enter. I am creating a mini-irc and I want to store what was partially input by the user before clearing the chat window and refreshing the text inside of it. I can figure it all out but this last step. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

#include <iostream>
#include <windows.h>
#include <string>
#include <fstream>
#include <time.h>
#include <process.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

using namespace std;

//random variables that are global, can include counters that need to be global and of course the fstreams of the mainchat text
ofstream mainchat_out;
ifstream mainchat_in;
string mainchat_lastline;
int refreshcounter = 0;
string line[101];
int loldelay;

DWORD WINAPI MyThreadTextchecker( LPVOID lpParam );


//Gets the username of the user
void usernameget()
{
	//LOL CODE GOES IN HERE
}

void getalllines()
{	//Let me just start this out by saying that this will take FUCKING FOREVER TO CODE
	//The fun of these 101 lines of code will be unmesserable
	getline(mainchat_in, line[1]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[2]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[3]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[4]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[5]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[6]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[7]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[8]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[9]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[10]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[11]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[12]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[13]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[14]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[15]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[16]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[17]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[18]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[19]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[20]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[21]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[22]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[23]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[24]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[25]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[26]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[27]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[28]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[29]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[30]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[31]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[32]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[33]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[34]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[35]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[36]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[37]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[38]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[39]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[40]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[41]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[42]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[43]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[44]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[45]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[46]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[47]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[48]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[49]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[50]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[51]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[52]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[53]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[54]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[55]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[56]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[57]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[58]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[59]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[60]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[61]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[62]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[63]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[64]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[65]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[66]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[67]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[68]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[69]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[70]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[71]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[72]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[73]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[74]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[75]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[76]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[77]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[78]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[79]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[80]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[81]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[82]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[83]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[84]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[85]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[86]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[87]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[88]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[89]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[90]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[91]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[92]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[93]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[94]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[95]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[96]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[97]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[98]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[99]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[100]);
	getline(mainchat_in, line[101]);
}

void outputalllines()    /*This program outputs the line, as long as it is not blank, and will output the last non-blank line*/
{	/* into a variable called mainchat_lastline */
	/*if (line[1] != "")
	{
		cout << line[1] << endl;
	}
	else
	{
		cout << "Welcome to the chatroom, no one has talked... why not try doing so?" << endl;
	}
	//Line2
	if (line[2] != "" && line[1] != "")
	{
		cout << line[2] << endl;
	}
	else
	{
		line[1] >> mainchat_lastline;
	}

	Line3
	if (line[3] != "")
	{
		cout << line[3] << endl;
	}
	else
	{
		NoJoyFunction();
	}
	//Line4
	if (line[4] != "")
	{
		cout << line[4] << endl;
	}
	else
	{
		NoJoyFunction();
	}
	//Line5
	if (line[5] != "")
	{
		cout << line[5] << endl;
	}
	else
	{
		NoJoyFunction();
	}
	*/
}



DWORD WINAPI MyThreadTextchecker( LPVOID lpParam ) 
{
	//LOL CODE GOES IN HERE
	
	system("CLS");
	cout << "test lol!!!!" << endl;
	return 0;
}

int main()
{
	//Opens the text files of the mainchat for input and output
	mainchat_out.open("C:\\mainchat.txt", ios::app);
	mainchat_in.open("C:\\mainchat.txt");

	//gets the username from the function usernameget
		//usernameget();
	//refreshes the textbox text...

//A temparary main function

	//The following is my attempt at a thread inside of the main thinger.

	DWORD   checktextident;
    HANDLE  checkingtextthread;

	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;
	cout << "LOL IZ IN YOUR CONSOLES, MESSING UP YOUR CODEZ" << endl;

	system ("PAUSE");


	checkingtextthread = CreateThread( 
            NULL,                   // default security attributes
            0,                      // use default stack size  
            MyThreadTextchecker,       // thread function name
            NULL,		            // argument to thread function 
            0,                      // use default creation flags 
            &checktextident);      // returns the thread identifier

	//http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms682516(v=vs.85).aspx
	//http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms686736(v=vs.85).aspx
	//http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms682453(v=vs.85).aspx
	//http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread37185.html

	mainchat_in.close();
	mainchat_out.close();

	while(loldelay < 1200000000)
	{
		loldelay++;
	}

	return 0;
}

This code has not been cleaned up at all. Basically it checks to see if any lines have been added to a text file with a thread (later it will do this) and outputs the new lines in the console window, but to do this I have to either wait until they are done typing (which could be a long time) or force a cin statement or something simmilar.

I don't really get what you are trying to do but from a first look i'd say you could replace the first 200 lines with these :

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include <fstream>

int main ()  {
   std::fstream i ("main.cpp",std::ios::in);
   std::vector<std::string> vec;
   std::string str;

   while (getline(i,str))  {
      vec.push_back(str);
    }
 }

For the rest i don't get what you're trying to do.

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