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Posted 19 Aug 2011

C++ -> Drawing Rectangles to Console

, 25 Aug 2011
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C++ -> Drawing Rectangles to Console
For drawing rectangles to console, I have two functions. It draws a rectangle with ASCII chars :)

One sets the cursor position. The second one draws the rectangle.

The code:

//Caner Korkmaz
#pragma once

//The libs
#include <iostream>
#include <Windows.h>

 *This method sets the cursor position.
BOOL setxy(int x, int y)
	COORD c = {x,y};
	return SetConsoleCursorPosition(GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE),c);

 *This method draws the rectangle.
void DrawRect(int x, int y, int width, int height, int curPosX=0, int curPosY=0)
	setxy(x,y);cout << char(201);
	for(int i = 1; i < width; i++)cout << char(205);
	cout << char(187);
	setxy(x,height + y);cout << char(200);
	for(int i = 1; i < width; i++)cout << char(205);
	cout << char(188);
	for(int i = y + 1; i < height + y; i++)
		setxy(x,i);cout << char(186);
		setxy(x + width,i);cout << char(186);

Copy the code in a header file -> then use in your projects or games :)


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GeneralThanks for reporting :) I was found the bug 2 days ago at my... Pin
Caner Korkmaz25-Aug-11 1:47
memberCaner Korkmaz25-Aug-11 1:47 
GeneralHello, good job!, just two bugs on your code: setxy(x,heig... Pin
Jose David Pujo25-Aug-11 1:27
memberJose David Pujo25-Aug-11 1:27 

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