Console.In Property

Gets the standard input stream.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly Property In As TextReader

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.

Imports System
Imports System.IO

Class InTest

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim tIn As TextReader = Console.In 
        Dim tOut As TextWriter = Console.Out


        tOut.WriteLine("Hola Mundo!")
        tOut.Write("What is your name: ")
        Dim name As [String] = tIn.ReadLine()

        tOut.WriteLine("Buenos Dias, {0}!", name)
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'InTest

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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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