Category: C Programming Tutorials

Graphics in C Language

In a C program, first step is to initialize the graphics drivers on the computer. This is done using the initgraph() method provided in graphics.h  library. In the next few pages we will discuss graphics.h library in more details. Important functions in graphic.h  library will be discussed in details and samples programs will be provided to show the power of C programming language especially for graphic programming developing graphical user interfaces.

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Working with Pointers in C

A pointer is a variable that represents the location of a data item, such as a variable or an array element. Pointers are used frequently in C, as they have a number of useful applications. For example, pointers can be used to pass information back and forth between a function and its reference point. Pointers provide a way to return multiple data items from a function via function arguments to
be specified as arguments to a given function.

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Functions in C Programming

A function is a block of code that has a name and it has a property that it is reusable i.e. it can be executed from as many different points in a C Program as required. Function groups a number of program statements into a unit and gives it a name. This unit can be invoked from other parts of a program. A computer program cannot handle all the tasks by it self. Instead its requests other program like entities – called functions in C – to get its tasks done. A function is a self contained block of statements that perform a coherent task of same kind.

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Input and Output in C

The standard way of handling all input and output is done with streams in C programming regardless of where input is coming from or where output is going to. This approach has definite advantages for the programmer. A library package has been evolved which is known as known as the Standard I/O Library which is used in any C program by using stdio.h header. First, however, we need to understand exactly what the terms input and output mean in context of C.

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