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CLS Statement

Summary

Clears the screen.

Syntax

CLS

Remarks and Examples

The CLS statement clears the console display and returns the cursor to the upper left corner of the screen.

The entire console display will be set to the text background color. By default this is a medium gray color. To change the text background color, use the TEXTBGCOLOR statement.

Sample program:

10 PRINT "Press any key to clear the screen."
20 X$ = GETCHAR$
30 CLS
40 PRINT "The screen has been cleared."
50 PRINT "Press any key to clear the screen using green on black text."
60 X$ = GETCHAR$
70 TEXTCOLOR 0, 255, 0 : REM Green color made of red = 0, green = 255, blue = 0
80 TEXTBGCOLOR 0, 0, 0 : REM Black color made of red = 0, green = 0, blue = 0
90 CLS
100 PRINT "The screen has been cleared with green on black text."
110 END
RUN



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