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The FillConsoleOutputAttribute function sets the text and background color attributes for a specified number of character cells, beginning at the specified coordinates in a screen buffer.

BOOL FillConsoleOutputAttribute(

    HANDLE hConsoleOutput,

// handle to screen buffer

    WORD wAttribute,

// color attribute to write

    DWORD nLength,

// number of character cells to write to

    COORD dwWriteCoord,

// x- and y-coordinates of first cell

    LPDWORD lpNumberOfAttrsWritten 

// pointer to number of cells written to



Identifies a screen buffer. The handle must have GENERIC_WRITE access.
Specifies the foreground and background color attributes to write to the screen buffer. Any combination of the following values can be specified: FOREGROUND_BLUE, FOREGROUND_GREEN, FOREGROUND_RED, FOREGROUND_INTENSITY, BACKGROUND_BLUE, BACKGROUND_GREEN, BACKGROUND_RED, and BACKGROUND_INTENSITY. For example, the following combination of values produces white text on a black background:

Specifies the number of character cells to be set to the specified color attributes.
Specifies a COORD structure containing the screen buffer coordinates of the first cell whose attributes are to be set.
Points to the variable that receives the number of character cells whose attributes were actually set.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


If the number of character cells whose attributes are to be set extends beyond the end of the specified row in the screen buffer, the cells of the next row are set. If the number of cells to write to extends beyond the end of the screen buffer, the cells are written up to the end of the screen buffer.

The character values at the positions written to are not changed.

See Also

COORD, FillConsoleOutputCharacter, SetConsoleTextAttribute, WriteConsoleOutputAttribute

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