Re: gotoxy in dev c++

James Kanze <>
Sun, 23 Nov 2008 06:23:48 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 22, 11:09 pm, Jorgen Grahn <> wrote:

On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:03:46 +0100, utab <> wrote:

On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 01:51:19 -0600, Paavo Helde wrote:

furqan shaikh <> kirjutas:

sir how can we use gotoxy() in dev c++ as we do in TC++ .
if it is not present then what is the way to make our own.

by using the combination of ascii codes. to move througout
the screen.

Standard C++ does not include such things. A good approach
would be to use some portable library, like ncurses.

This is offtopic, but ncurses isn't portable to Windows, which
furquan apparently uses.

ncurses is an implementation of the Open Group curses standard
I don't know about ncurses, precisely, but there definitely have
been ports of some implementations of this standard to MS-DOS.
(I've used them.) And since it normally operates in a console
window, presumably, some of the DOS ports will probably work
under Windows as well. (Some of them probably used direct
access to the screen backing memory, which of course won't work
under Windows. But at least one of them required installing the
ANSI driver, obviously so that it wouldn't need direct screen

I'm too lazy (or not interested enough---yeh, that sounds
better) to do it now, but there is a port of nethack to windows,
and nethack uses the basic curses, so you might want to see what
they use or how they do it.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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