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Indeed - In which case you will also have:

If you want to have a greater degree of control over the appearance of the screen.


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Re^4: Creating Win32 User Interfaces with Perl
by JamesNC (Chaplain) on Jul 07, 2004 at 03:43 UTC

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. The poster specifically said he was using XP. These modules are not for the console that ships with NT2K and XP (cmd.exe) and only partially works with that is also included (None of the ANSI color stuff, and only limited things work on the Console) . The last time the Win32::Console was updated was in 2002. I don't know why folks assume that because it worked on 95/98 that it just works on NT/XP, in this case it doesn't. The Win32::Console::ANSI docs even tell you it specifically doesn't work on NT2K and XP on the link provided above.

    Update: I was Wrong Wrong Wrong!;-)
    I downloaded and built these modules (Win2K AS Perl 5.3) after the post from gellyfish ( I had previously installed from PPM repository ), and this time it bingo. I stand corrected this works. I am going to be a lot more careful about just assuming the PPM build is OK in the future. Thank you gellyfish++ !

      Sorry, I think you have read the comment in Win32::Console::ANSI incorrectly - quote here in full:

      Windows NT/2000/XP does not support ANSI escape sequences in Win32 Console applications. This module emulates an ANSI console for the script which uses it.
      The module is explicitly designed to provide the ANSI console facility on those newer versions of Windows that do not support it. I have tested this and screenshot can be seen here.