Tired of all this black and white? Then the
COLOR statement is for you. Try this program for size:
COLOR 2, 0
PRINT "That's ";
COLOR 3, 0
PRINT "more ";
COLOR 5, 0
PRINT "like it!"
Color takes two numbers. The first number is the
foreground color. The second number is the background
color. For example, if you want to print black on white
instead of white on black, use "COLOR 0,7". The colors
each have their own number:
- 0 - Black
- 1 - Blue
- 2 - Green
- 3 - Cyan
- 4 - Red
- 5 - Magenta
- 6 - Yellow
- 7 - White
There are plenty of other colors too. Try the numbers
from 8 through 15 to see what colors you get. Basically,
if you add 8 to any of the above colors, you get brighter
versions of the same color. Take blue which is 1 and add
8 and you get 9 which is bright blue.
Adding 16 to a color number gives you a blinking version.
This doesn't work in a DOS window, though. Press
<ALT><ENTER> to switch to full-screen mode which will
show the blinking. Try this program:
COLOR 28, 0
PRINT "*** WARNING ***"
COLOR 15, 0
PRINT "Programming can be too much fun!"
Color can be used in many ways to make your programs more