Not really. You can print a bunch of blank lines, or you can call an underlying system call. If you do the latter, you lose platform independence. The former, printing blank lines, is only good for dos-window/console type of output. For a GUI, you have other options that are particular to each component.
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This has come up before but I don't recall the answer ... Can you load the old ANSI.SYS handling into modern Windows command windows? That lets you use a set of strange looking escape sequences to clear screen, change color, move the cursor, etc.
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