Introduction: Multiple Colors in Cmd

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Microsoft doesnt have a built in way to have multiple colors in a batch file at the same time this code was modified from Instrucable member Prof.+Pickle the original Instrucable can be found here

Original Code

Step 1: The Code

Here is the code
@echo off
setlocal
if "%~1"=="/?" (
echo.
echo ncol ["Text"] [Colour]
echo.
echo "Text" - The text you want displayed in another colour.
echo Remember that spaces cannot be added if you don't put the text in
echo quotation marks (""^).
echo.
echo Colour - The hexadecimal colour code that you want the text to be changed into.
echo For more information of colour codes, see "color /?"
echo.
exit /b
)
for /f "delims=#" %%i in ('"prompt #$H# &for %%b in (1) do rem"') do set "bs=%%i"
>"%~1.@" set /p "=.%bs%%bs%%bs%%bs%"findstr /p /a:%2 . "*.@"
endlocal
del "*.@"
@echo on
@exit /b

Step 2: How to Use It

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To use ncol.bat call it from at batch file or Cmd using this line

ncol "Text you want colored don't forget the quotes" 04

I chose 04 which is red text and a black background the color codes can be accessed by typing

color /? into cmd

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Comments

Zampah (author)2015-12-23

how would i apply this to my own batch program?

Batchcc (author)Zampah2015-12-26

copy and paste the code into notepad save it as ncol.bat then choose where to put the file if you can place it in System32 because you are an admin then do that otherwise in the same folder that contains your batch script is where you should put it finally let's say this is your code

@echo off

Cls

Echo hello in 02 and goodbye in 03

Pause

Edit the file to

@echo off

Cls

Call ncol 02 hello && call ncol 03 goodbye

Pause

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