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Console.Beep Method ()

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Plays the sound of a beep through the console speaker.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Sub Beep
'Usage

Console.Beep
public static void Beep ()
public static function Beep ()

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.
Imports System

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main(args() As String)
      Dim x As Integer = 0
      Dim i As Integer
      '
      If      (args.Length = 1) _
      AndAlso (Int32.TryParse(args(0), x) = True) _
      AndAlso ((x >= 1) AndAlso (x <= 9)) Then
         For i = 1 To x
            Console.WriteLine("Beep number {0}.", i)
            Console.Beep()
         Next i
      Else
         Console.WriteLine("Usage: Enter the number of times (between 1 and 9) to beep.")
      End If
   End Sub 'Main
End Class '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.
'

// 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 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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