Colorizing text in the console with C++

How can I write colored text to the console with C++? That is, how can I write different text with different colors?


Add a little Color to your Console Text

  HANDLE hConsole = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE);
  // you can loop k higher to see more color choices
  for(int k = 1; k < 255; k++)
    // pick the colorattribute k you want
    SetConsoleTextAttribute(hConsole, k);
    cout << k << " I want to be nice today!" << endl;

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Character Attributes Here is how the “k” value be interpreted.

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