[fpc-pascal]Windows console

Noah silva nsilva at atari-source.com
Wed Mar 7 19:19:51 CET 2001

he he he
I think you are going to be rather disappointed with the Windows Console
API.  It seems as if they purposely made it crappy.  Just look atround for
the better delphi 4 console libraries.  You will see frustrations of
authors, as well as what options are/aren't available.

 - noah silva

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Andreas K. Foerster wrote:

> Matthew Bradford <bigmatt19 at aol.com> wrote:
> > > - Dos programs also run under Windows. So, is there any reason to make a
> > > Win-exe for console-programs?
> >     Yes, DOS programs are really only 16 bit using a 32 bit extender.  A
> > win-exe console app is true 32 bit.  Also, WinNT doesn't do DOS
> > emulation very well.
> What exactly are the problems with NT?
> Is it also faster or more stable on other Win-Versions?
> > > - Is it possible to program a GUI-program, which compiles under Windows
> > > as well as under Linux? What do I need? What does the enduser need?
> >     Yes, use the GTK.  You need the GTK DLLs for the windows side, and most
> > linux distro's have the GTK preinstalled.
> I can't get it going, neither with Win nor with Linux.
> I fetched the GTk+ DLLs for Windows from the Internet, but it still asks
> for other more DLLs.
> Okay, it's not that important to me, so I forget it for now and start
> with console apps...
> How can I at least get a white background?
> (I do mean white - not lightgray!)
> Can I change the name of the window?
> Can I get it to start up in Text-Mode?
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