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Win32 API question

Win32 API question

Win32 API question

Hello all, well i have been experimenting with the Win32 API in Delphi and im unsure on where to look on examples to use them..seeing how the MSDN only show's C++ examples.

I have dug through Delphi 7's help file and well... im a little confused so i will just paste my working code i found and the code the help files shows me, i dont understand how it translates into my working code...unless the code im using is some how butchered up.

so here is the code im experimenting with now using the SetConsoleTextAttribute function

----My code that i know works and changes color----

Writeln('Red text on a blue background !');

----------End working code---------------------

--------Now here is a snip from the official delphi documentation-----

BOOL SetConsoleTextAttribute(

HANDLE hConsoleOutput, // handle of console screen buffer
WORD wAttributes // text and background colors



Identifies a console screen buffer. The handle must have GENERIC_READ access.


Specifies the foreground and background color attributes. Any combination of the following values can be specified: FOREGROUND_BLUE, FOREGROUND_GREEN, FOREGROUND_RED, FOREGROUND_INTENSITY, BACKGROUND_BLUE, BACKGROUND_GREEN, BACKGROUND_RED, and BACKGROUND_INTENSITY. For example, the following combination of values produces white text on a black background:


------End Delphi help------

Can someone please tell me what cylinder in my head is not firing on this?

RE: Win32 API question

what is exactly the problem?
Does your code not work or don't you understand how to use the API?

Best regards,

Helping people is my job...

RE: Win32 API question

My thread title is my question

RE: Win32 API question

I meant, My thread title was supposed to be my question, i mis-labeled it . Im looking for a place on how to use api's in delphi.

Basically where i can look up an API function and then see an example on how to implement it into delphi.

RE: Win32 API question

The best books for windows Api and Delphi were The Tomes of Delphi 3, imo. I wish these had been updated. I have these books and still use them today with Delphi 2010 as they have excellent examples to get you started. I don't do much api programming but some of the functions I have used in recent years have changed slightly with later versions of windows and Delphi so I look up the function in the books and then the Internet to confirm the function parameters etc.

What are you wanting to write exactly using the api?

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