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Console.Beep Method ()

Plays the sound of a beep through the console speaker.

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

public static void Beep ()
public static void Beep ()
public static function Beep ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition

HostProtectionException

This method was executed on a server, such as SQL Server, that does not permit access to a user interface.

By default, the beep plays at a frequency of 800 hertz for a duration of 200 milliseconds.

The following example demonstrates the Beep method. The example accepts a number from 1 through 9 as a command line argument, and plays the beep that number of times.

// This example demonstrates the Console.Beep() method.
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main(String[] args) 
    {
    int x = 0;
//
    if ((args.Length == 1) &&
        (Int32.TryParse(args[0], out x) == true) &&
        ((x >= 1) && (x <= 9)))
        {
        for (int i = 1; i <= x; i++)
            {
            Console.WriteLine("Beep number {0}.", i);
            Console.Beep();
            }
        }
    else
        Console.WriteLine("Usage: Enter the number of times (between 1 and 9) to beep.");
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

>beep
Usage: Enter the number of times (between 1 and 9) to beep

>beep 9
Beep number 1.
Beep number 2.
Beep number 3.
Beep number 4.
Beep number 5.
Beep number 6.
Beep number 7.
Beep number 8.
Beep number 9.

*/

// This example demonstrates the Console.Beep() method.
import System.*;

class Sample
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int x = 0;
        //
        if (args.get_Length() == 1 && Int32.TryParse(args[0], x) == true 
            && (x >= 1 && x <= 9)) {
            for (int i = 1; i <= x; i++) {
                Console.WriteLine("Beep number {0}.", System.Convert.ToString(i));
                Console.Beep();
            }
        }
        else {
            Console.WriteLine("Usage: Enter the number of times "
                + "(between 1 and 9) to beep.");
        }
    } //main
} //Sample 
 /*
This example produces the following results:

>beep
Usage: Enter the number of times (between 1 and 9) to beep

>beep 9
Beep number 1.
Beep number 2.
Beep number 3.
Beep number 4.
Beep number 5.
Beep number 6.
Beep number 7.
Beep number 8.
Beep number 9.

*/

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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