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Console.Out Property

Gets the standard output stream.

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

public static TextWriter Out { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.TextWriter
A TextWriter that represents the standard output stream.

This property is set to the standard output stream by default. This property can be set to another stream with the SetOut method.

Note that calls to Console.Out.WriteLine methods are equivalent to calls to the corresponding WriteLine methods.

The following example uses the Out property to display an array containing the names of files in the application's current directory to the standard output device. It then sets the standard output to a file named Files.txt and lists the array elements to the file. Finally, it sets the output to the standard output stream and again displays the array elements to the standard output device.

using System;
using System.IO;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Get all files in the current directory. 
      string[] files = Directory.GetFiles(".");
      Array.Sort(files);

      // Display the files to the current output source to the console.
      Console.WriteLine("First display of filenames to the console:");
      Array.ForEach(files, s => Console.Out.WriteLine(s));   
      Console.Out.WriteLine();

      // Redirect output to a file named Files.txt and write file list.
      StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(@".\Files.txt");
      sw.AutoFlush = true;
      Console.SetOut(sw);
      Console.Out.WriteLine("Display filenames to a file:");
      Array.ForEach(files, s => Console.Out.WriteLine(s));   
      Console.Out.WriteLine();

      // Close previous output stream and redirect output to standard output.
      Console.Out.Close();
      sw = new StreamWriter(Console.OpenStandardOutput());
      sw.AutoFlush = true;
      Console.SetOut(sw);

      // Display the files to the current output source to the console.
      Console.Out.WriteLine("Second display of filenames to the console:");
      Array.ForEach(files, s => Console.Out.WriteLine(s));   
   }   
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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