Console.WindowHeight Property

Gets or sets the height of the console window area.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static int WindowHeight { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The height of the console window measured in rows.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value of the WindowWidth property or the value of the WindowHeight property is less than or equal to 0.

-or-

The value of the WindowHeight property plus the value of the WindowTop property is greater than or equal to Int16.MaxValue.

-or-

The value of the WindowWidth property or the value of the WindowHeight property is greater than the largest possible window width or height for the current screen resolution and console font.

IOException

Error reading or writing information.

This example demonstrates the SetWindowSize method, and the WindowWidth and WindowHeight properties. You must run the example to see the full effect of changing the console window size.

The example reports the dimensions of a console window set to 85 columns and 43 rows, then waits for a key press. When any key is pressed, the dimensions of the console window are halved, the new dimensions are reported, and the example waits for another key press. Finally, when any key is pressed the console window is restored to its original dimensions and the example terminates.

// This example demonstrates the Console.SetWindowSize method, 
//                           the Console.WindowWidth property,  
//                       and the Console.WindowHeight property. 
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    int origWidth, width;  
    int origHeight, height;
    string m1 = "The current window width is {0}, and the " +
                "current window height is {1}.";
    string m2 = "The new window width is {0}, and the new " +
                "window height is {1}.";
    string m4 = "  (Press any key to continue...)";
// 
// Step 1: Get the current window dimensions. 
//
    origWidth  = Console.WindowWidth;
    origHeight = Console.WindowHeight;
    Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m4);
    Console.ReadKey(true); 
// 
// Step 2: Cut the window to 1/4 its original size. 
//
    width  = origWidth/2;
    height = origHeight/2;
    Console.SetWindowSize(width, height);
    Console.WriteLine(m2, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m4);
    Console.ReadKey(true); 
// 
// Step 3: Restore the window to its original size. 
//
    Console.SetWindowSize(origWidth, origHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The new window width is 42, and the new window height is 21.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.

*/

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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