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How to refresh the output in DOS console?

pengpeng lin
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Joined: Dec 24, 2005
Posts: 26
Hi all,

I have a trouble with some UI output.Here is the requirement below:

1.The program will use the DOS as UI.

2.The program will execute some important job with a background thead,alos
it must provide the monitor function by displaying some information about
the transaction every several minutes.

For example:

There are *** records in souce database
There are *** records have been inserted to the destination database
There are *** records have been failed to insert to the destination
There are *** records remain in source database

All the inforamtion above must be refreshed in every 5 minutes.

So far as I know, I could use thread to get the real information from some other class,but the most troublesome job is that :

How can I refresh the information, not "append" ! just refresh the output!

Can anyone help me!

Thanks very much!
Stefan Wagner
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1923

You could use Ansi.sys, to move 5 lines up after printing the last:
http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/biophysics/technotes/program/ansi_esc.htm


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