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Cursor Movement using 'AWSD' keys in C

By Preet Rajpara

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  • AWSD_movement_control.c
  • AWSD_movement_control.exe
  • Movement of a specific character using the keyboard keys A, W, S and D in C language.

    This can be used in small projects as well as in large projects as a module. This allows the user to move the cursor in the console, So in games characters can be moved using this module.

    The project is written in C language. And uses three header files.

    First standard stdio.h for standard input-output.

    The second is windows.h for accessing Win32 API functions.

    And the third is conio.h for console input-output.

    Other than the main function there is goto_x_y_coordinate(x,y) function which basically places the cursor of the console to the x,y position on the console.

    And in the main function, it runs a while loop until the ESC button is pressed and inside while it takes input from the keyboard and accordingly compares the input with a, w, s and d and then moves the course in that direction by either incrementing or decrementing the value of x or y.

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