Thanks for the help dude i think the link is gonna help by what i could see from it,didn't use the code you gave me yet but i bet it'll work but i was just wondering if you knew another way to change the background/text color without the use of iostream. btw i suppose the background is SetConsoleBackgroundAttribute? I'm a complete newbie just saying out loud,anyways a thanks. -clicks thanks box-

Thank you for your time and caring