Console.CursorLeft Property

Gets or sets the column position of the cursor within the buffer area.

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

static member CursorLeft : int with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The current position, in columns, of the cursor.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value in a set operation is less than zero.

-or-

The value in a set operation is greater than or equal to BufferWidth.

SecurityException

The user does not have permission to perform this action.

IOException

An I/O error occurred.

This example demonstrates the CursorLeft and CursorTop properties, and the SetCursorPosition and Clear methods. The example positions the cursor, which determines where the next write will occur, to draw a 5 character by 5 character rectangle using a combination of "+", "|", and "-" strings. Note that the rectangle could be drawn with fewer steps using a combination of other strings.

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.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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