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Write Method (String, Object[])

Console.Write Method (String, Object[])

Writes the text representation of the specified array of objects to the standard output stream using the specified format information.

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

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, UI = true)]
public static void Write(
	string format,
	params Object[] arg
)

Parameters

format
Type: System.String

A composite format string (see Remarks).

arg
Type: System.Object[]

An array of objects to write using format.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurred.

ArgumentNullException

format or arg is null.

FormatException

The format specification in format is invalid.

This method uses the composite formatting feature of the .NET Framework to convert the value of an object to its text representation and embed that representation in a string. The resulting string is written to the output stream.

The format parameter consists of zero or more runs of text intermixed with zero or more indexed placeholders, called format items, that correspond to an object in the parameter list of this method. The formatting process replaces each format item with the text representation of the value of the corresponding object.

The syntax of a format item is {index[,alignment][:formatString]}, which specifies a mandatory index, the optional length and alignment of the formatted text, and an optional string of format specifier characters that govern how the value of the corresponding object is formatted.

The .NET Framework provides extensive formatting support, which is described in greater detail in the following formatting topics.

NoteNote

The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: UI. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

Notes to Callers

This method is not called by C++ code. The C++ compiler resolves calls to WriteLine that include a string and four or more object parameters as a call to WriteLine(String, Object, Object, Object, Object),

The following example illustrates the use of the Write method.

public class FormatConverter {
    public static void Main(string[] args) {
        string lineInput;
        while ((lineInput = Console.ReadLine()) != null) {
            string[] fields = lineInput.Split(new char[] {'\t'});
            bool isFirstField = true;
            foreach(string item in fields) {
                if (isFirstField)
                    isFirstField = false;
                else
                    Console.Write(',');
                // If the field represents a boolean, replace with a numeric representation. 
                try {
                    Console.Write(Convert.ToByte(Convert.ToBoolean(item)));
                }
                catch(FormatException) {
                    Console.Write(item);
                }
            }
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
}

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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