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Console.In Property

Gets the standard input stream.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static TextReader In { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.TextReader
A TextReader that represents the standard input stream.

This property is set to the standard input stream by default. This property can be set to another stream with the SetIn method.

The following sample illustrates the use of the In property.


using System;
using System.IO;

class InTest {
    public static void Main() {

        TextReader tIn = Console.In;
        TextWriter tOut = Console.Out;

        tOut.WriteLine("Hola Mundo!");
        tOut.Write("What is your name: ");
        String name = tIn.ReadLine();

        tOut.WriteLine("Buenos Dias, {0}!", name);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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