#969 – Creating a Simple Console Application

You’ll most often create applications that have some sort of user interface, e.g. web applications, Windows Store apps, or desktop applications.  You may also create components using C# that have no user interface at all, e.g. class libraries.

For testing purposes, however, it’s helpful to create a simple application that can read from or write to a console window.  The console window appears as a window with a dark background when you run the application.  It can display text one line at a time, or read text entered by the user.  As new text is added to the bottom of the window, earlier text scrolls off the top.

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You create a console application using Visual Studio by selecting the Console Application template when creating a new project.

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You read from or write to the console using methods in the Console class, e.g. ReadLine and WriteLine.

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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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