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Console.WriteLine Method (String, Object[])

Writes the text representation of the specified array of objects, followed by the current line terminator, to the standard output stream using the specified format information.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[<HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, UI = true)>]
static member WriteLine : 
        format:string * 
        arg:Object[] -> unit

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

A composite format string (see Remarks).

arg
Type: System.Object[]

An array of objects to write using format.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurred.

ArgumentNullException

format or arg is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

FormatException

The format specification in format is invalid.

This method uses the composite formatting feature of the .NET Framework to convert the value of an object to its text representation and embed that representation in a string. The resulting string is written to the output stream.

The format parameter consists of zero or more runs of text intermixed with zero or more indexed placeholders, called format items, that correspond to an object in the parameter list of this method. The formatting process replaces each format item with the text representation of the value of the corresponding object.

The syntax of a format item is {index[,alignment][:formatString]}, which specifies a mandatory index, the optional length and alignment of the formatted text, and an optional string of format specifier characters that govern how the value of the corresponding object is formatted.

The .NET Framework provides extensive formatting support, which is described in greater detail in the following formatting topics.

For more information about the line terminator, see the Remarks section of the WriteLine method that takes no parameters.

NoteNote

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: UI. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The following example demonstrates the standard formatting specifiers for numbers, dates, and enumerations.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The following example is a tip calculator that calculates an 18% tip and uses the WriteLine method to display the amount of the original charge, the amount of the tip, and the total amount. The example is a console application that requires the user to supply the amount of the original charge as a command-line parameter.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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