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Environment.ExitCode Property

Gets or sets the exit code of the process.

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

public static int ExitCode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
A 32-bit signed integer containing the exit code. The default value is zero.

If the Main method returns void, you can use this property to set the exit code that will be returned to the calling environment. If Main does not return void, this property is ignored. The initial value of this property is zero.

You can use this property to return a success code from an application. For example, you can use it control the execution of a set of applications invoked by a script.

The following code example displays its own exit code.

// Sample for the Environment.ExitCode property 
using System;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    Console.WriteLine("ExitCode: {0}", Environment.ExitCode);
This example produces the following results:

ExitCode: 0

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0