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    Text console cursor position manipulation

    For a standard text console and platform independent code, is there a way to move cursor backwards on screen? something like showing progress.

    Processing: 50%

    how would I change just the number as it increases?

    Thanks
    Last edited by rssmps; 12-14-2005 at 02:01 PM.

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    Not really. The problem is that most Console Apps treat the diaplay as an output file, to which you can write incrementally, that is, move from one character to the next one, but not backwards. You either need to use a dedicated library of an SDK of some sort that gives you more control over the display device.
    Danny Kalev

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    ok, that's what I thought.
    I had searched the net and could not find anything realated to it at all.
    I was just trying to get cute with the code and put in some extra complexity. :D
    I'll just stick with "Processing........done"

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    only problem is that it's not platform independent.

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