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Date: 06-24-93 (15:09)             Number: 27660
From: MIKE BURNS                   Refer#: NONE
  To: CHRIS PORTMAN                 Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Putting A Character R      Conf: (1221) F-PASCAL
 -=> Quoting Chris Portman to All <=-

 CP> I was wondering if anyone knows how to put a character at the last
 CP> row and the last column at the screen - every time I attempt that, the
 CP> computer scrolls down to the next line.

 CP> Is there an assembler routine someone could write fast?

 CP> Thanks

 CP> PS - An example of a program that does that is Novell's SYSCON for its
 CP> background fill.

Try this Chris;

Procedure DVWRITE(X,Y:word;S:String;Back,Fore,BLNK:byte);
   If (X>80) or (Y>25) or (X<1) or (Y<1) then Exit;
   If X+Length(S)>81 then Exit;
   For I:= 0 to Length(S)-1 do
       Mem[$B800: (160 * y)+(x*2)+I2]:=Ord(S[I+1]);
       Mem[$B800: (160 * y)+(x*2)+I2+1]:=BLNK+(Back SHL 4)+Fore;

This is a direct video write, and can not scroll the screen.
  Valid range X = 1..80  Y= 1..25
If you like take out the DEC(X&Y) and you can use 0..79 0..24

Should do the trick for you.

.\\ike Burns

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