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console, stdin, pipe and readline.

Trying to test a simple console app that reads from standard in if you pipe
input into it like:
"c:\ type config.txt | consoleinput.ex e"

Seem to run into an issue. It seems like if you use a pipe, you can read
all the input lines fine until eof. However, if you need to then prompt for
input, the pipe is still hooked up so Read or ReadLine returns with -1 or
null after that point. So you can't prompt for "Hit a key to continue",
etc. I am guessing I need to somehow disconnect the pipe from stdin or
"refresh" the stdin stream so it again starts waiting for normal console
input. Have tried various things, but can't seem to again get normal Read
or Readline behavior. Any thoughts? TIA

== Test Method called from Main ===
static void ReadStdIn()
{
string line;
ArrayList al = new ArrayList(200);
while ( (line = Console.ReadLin e()) != null )
{
al.Add(line);
}

string s = Console.ReadLin e();
if ( s == null )
Console.WriteLi ne("Input is null.");
else
Console.WriteLi ne("Input is:" + s);

}

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William Stacey, MVP
Nov 16 '05
11 20925
Sorry for delay. Thanks Jeffrey, that helps. Cheers!

--
William Stacey, MVP

""Jeffrey Tan[MSFT]"" <v-*****@online.mi crosoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi William,

Have you tried my suggestion? Do you still have any concern on this issue?
Please feel free to feedback. Thanks

Best regards,
Jeffrey Tan
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Nov 16 '05 #11
Hi William,

I am glad I can help you. You are welcome!!

Best regards,
Jeffrey Tan
Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties and confers no rights.

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