C# Working with the Console

C# Code Snippets Working with the console


In this code snippet, we will learn the basics of how to work with the console in C#.

We will see how to write text to the console, read text from the console, change the text and background color and change the cursor position.

Let’s have a look at the code below to see work with the console.


using System;

namespace WorkingWithTheConsole
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Sets the background color.
            Console.BackgroundColor = ConsoleColor.Gray;
            //Sets the text color.
            Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red;

            //Writes text to the conssole.

            //Writes text to a new line in the conssole.

            //Set the cursor postion.
            Console.WriteLine("Enter something.");
            //Waits for user to input a string and press enter.
            string inputStr = Console.ReadLine();

            Console.WriteLine("Press a key.");
            //Gets the key pressed by the user.
            char key = Console.ReadKey().KeyChar;
            Console.WriteLine("The " + key +" key was pressed");

            //Makes a beep.
            Console.Beep(2000, 500); //(frequency, time of beep)

            //At the end of your program if you want for the console window to stay open add:
            Console.ReadLine(); //Or ReadKey()
            //The console will now wait for your input before closing.

Resulting output:


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