Programming Tips - Borland C++: Why aren't the conio functions working for me?

Date: 2010apr23 OS: Windows Language: C/C++ Keywords: obsolete Product: Borland C++ 5.x Q. Borland C++: Why aren't the conio functions working for me? A. The <conio.h> functions worked fine for older versions of Windows but don't work for modern versions. These are the functions:
clreol( void ); clrscr( void ); gotoxy( int __x, int __y ); getch( void ); getche( void ); kbhit( void ); putch( int __c ); wherex( void ); wherey( void );
I have found that they only work intermittently for me in Vista and later. Instead use ReadConsoleInput(), WriteConsole() and friends. http://www.davekb.com/search.php?target=ReadConsoleInput+WriteConsole