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Find out if standard output is redirected?

Is there a way to find out, from within a running C# console application,
whether its standard output has been redirected to a file? (Without
dropping down into Win32?)

Jul 7 '08 #1
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"MC" wrote:
Is there a way to find out, from within a running C# console application,
whether its standard output has been redirected to a file? (Without
dropping down into Win32?)

Hi MC,

In .Net I think you are out of luck. Using Win32 I detected a change in
handle value when piping to file or not using the Kernel32 methods
GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE) and CreateFile("CON", ...).

Happy Coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Jul 7 '08 #2

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