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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);
    }
}

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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