I'm not sure if this message belongs in this group, but I'm not sure where else to post it.
I am writing a program in QB 4.5 which will display the disk directory of a given sub-directory. (I prefer DOS to Windows Explorer.)
I am programming in a "Command Prompt" window on a Windows 2000 PC.
I want to display the files on the 25 line by 80 column text screen, listing 24 files, then the "Press any key..." message while waiting for a keypress. I am reading lines of text from a disk file, and printing them to the screen.
However, Quick Basic doesn't allow me to display anything on the 25th line of the screen! (The screen scrolls AFTER printing to the 24th line, even if I include a semicolon at the end of the PRINT statement.
I CAN put the "Press any key..." message on the 25th line with a LOCATE 25,1:PRINT command.
Is there a way to print to all 25 lines on the screen without scrolling?
(I recall on the old IBM PC/XT, in GWBasic, there was a function key menu on the 25th screen line which you couldn't PRINT to... Does QuickBasic have a similar feature?)
Thanks for any information!