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Adding pause to execution.

Firstly I am not after a programatic solution (e.g. Console.ReadLine() or a
Loop construct).

I am trying to find an option in the IDE to pause on exit. For instance with
the SharpDevelop IDE there is a checkbox to do this, but I cant find it in
VS2003 -but I will be surprised if it doesnt have one.

.....So where is it??

Thanks,

Mark.

P.S.
If you are wondering why the programatic construct is not ok, then it is
because I want to pause on exit with solutions in multi languages e.g. C#,
Perl, Python etc, and I dont want to spend time missing about trying to find
the construct (additionally I dont want to have to add code which is only
functional for testing purposes only).
Nov 16 '05 #1
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Mark,

Can you elaborate a little bit? What do you mean by pause, and what do
you mean by exit? Do you want the IDE to wait before it exits, or do you
want it to wait a little when the program it is debugging exits?

Or is it something else completely that you mean?

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Mark Broadbent" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Firstly I am not after a programatic solution (e.g. Console.ReadLine() or
a Loop construct).

I am trying to find an option in the IDE to pause on exit. For instance
with the SharpDevelop IDE there is a checkbox to do this, but I cant find
it in VS2003 -but I will be surprised if it doesnt have one.

....So where is it??

Thanks,

Mark.

P.S.
If you are wondering why the programatic construct is not ok, then it is
because I want to pause on exit with solutions in multi languages e.g. C#,
Perl, Python etc, and I dont want to spend time missing about trying to
find the construct (additionally I dont want to have to add code which is
only functional for testing purposes only).

Nov 16 '05 #2

"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" <mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com> wrote in
message news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Mark,

Can you elaborate a little bit? What do you mean by pause, and
what do you mean by exit? Do you want the IDE to wait before it exits, or
do you want it to wait a little when the program it is debugging exits?


He means that the [console] program being started up by the IDE for
debugging purposes should pause (like "Press any key to continue...") before
the console window vanishes and any text output is lost.

-- Barry Kelly
Nov 16 '05 #3
Ahh, ok.

There is nothing like this in the framework. However, now, in VS.NET
2005, console applications have their input/output redirected to another
window in the IDE, which is not cleared when the console program exits.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Barry Kelly" <barry.j.kelly.at.gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uN**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" <mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com> wrote
in message news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Mark,

Can you elaborate a little bit? What do you mean by pause, and
what do you mean by exit? Do you want the IDE to wait before it exits,
or do you want it to wait a little when the program it is debugging
exits?


He means that the [console] program being started up by the IDE for
debugging purposes should pause (like "Press any key to continue...")
before the console window vanishes and any text output is lost.

-- Barry Kelly

Nov 16 '05 #4
Start the app using Ctrl-F5 rather than F5, this will hold hte console window open. F5 attaches the debugger so it expects to hit a breakpoint (thats why it doesn't keep the console window open)

Regards

Richard Blewett - DevelopMentor
http://staff.develop.com/richardb/weblog

nntp://news.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp/<#M**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>

Firstly I am not after a programatic solution (e.g. Console.ReadLine() or a
Loop construct).

I am trying to find an option in the IDE to pause on exit. For instance with
the SharpDevelop IDE there is a checkbox to do this, but I cant find it in
VS2003 -but I will be surprised if it doesnt have one.

....So where is it??

Nov 16 '05 #5
Thanks Richard that was exactly what I wanted, cheers.
"Richard Blewett [DevelopMentor]" <ri******@develop.com> wrote in message
news:uD**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Start the app using Ctrl-F5 rather than F5, this will hold hte console
window open. F5 attaches the debugger so it expects to hit a breakpoint
(thats why it doesn't keep the console window open)

Regards

Richard Blewett - DevelopMentor
http://staff.develop.com/richardb/weblog
nntp://news.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp/<#M**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>

Firstly I am not after a programatic solution (e.g. Console.ReadLine() or
a
Loop construct).

I am trying to find an option in the IDE to pause on exit. For instance
with
the SharpDevelop IDE there is a checkbox to do this, but I cant find it in
VS2003 -but I will be surprised if it doesnt have one.

....So where is it??

Nov 16 '05 #6
Hi Nicholas, thx (see Richards reply for 2003)

Br,

Mark.
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" <mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com> wrote in
message news:e1**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Ahh, ok.

There is nothing like this in the framework. However, now, in VS.NET
2005, console applications have their input/output redirected to another
window in the IDE, which is not cleared when the console program exits.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Barry Kelly" <barry.j.kelly.at.gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uN**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" <mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com> wrote
in message news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Mark,

Can you elaborate a little bit? What do you mean by pause, and
what do you mean by exit? Do you want the IDE to wait before it exits,
or do you want it to wait a little when the program it is debugging
exits?


He means that the [console] program being started up by the IDE for
debugging purposes should pause (like "Press any key to continue...")
before the console window vanishes and any text output is lost.

-- Barry Kelly


Nov 16 '05 #7

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