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Console app (Debug)- how to redirect standard input/output?

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I'm writing a console app (in C#) and I want to be able to redirect the
standard input/output streams when it's run at a command prompt. IOW I want
to support the "<" and ">" redirection syntax. The obvious way to do this is
by using the static Console type properties, In and Out. When trying to
debug the app in the IDE however, this doesn't appear to work. I've edited
the project properties and added the necessary text to the "command line"
argument property, but no joy.

So, have I missed something? Is there a way to simulate redirection from
within the IDE for a Console app?

Thanks in advance,
Bill
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Have you tried Console.SetIn() and Console.SetOut()? The ">" redirection
syntax is handled by the command-line interpreter and the IDE doesn't
simulate that. It just treats it as a regular string and the redirection
command gets passed as a string argument, which it looks like you've
discovered.
"Bill Cohagan" <bi**@teraXNOSPAMXquest.com> wrote in message
news:#B**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I'm writing a console app (in C#) and I want to be able to redirect the
standard input/output streams when it's run at a command prompt. IOW I want to support the "<" and ">" redirection syntax. The obvious way to do this is by using the static Console type properties, In and Out. When trying to
debug the app in the IDE however, this doesn't appear to work. I've edited
the project properties and added the necessary text to the "command line"
argument property, but no joy.

So, have I missed something? Is there a way to simulate redirection from
within the IDE for a Console app?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

Jul 21 '05 #2

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Bret-
Yes, I've tried SetIn and SetOut, but that means I have to execute
different code in the IDE than I do "in real life", not a very robust
situation. As it turns out I'm having major problems with just using
Console.In in the EXE; i.e., not in the IDE. I'm building a validating XML
reader around that input stream and I'm getting an error complaining that
the object doesn't support a write (?).

Thanks for the response,
Bill

"Bret Mulvey" <br***@microsoft.nospam0000.com> wrote in message
news:Jkldb.600184$Ho3.117213@sccrnsc03...
Have you tried Console.SetIn() and Console.SetOut()? The ">" redirection
syntax is handled by the command-line interpreter and the IDE doesn't
simulate that. It just treats it as a regular string and the redirection
command gets passed as a string argument, which it looks like you've
discovered.
"Bill Cohagan" <bi**@teraXNOSPAMXquest.com> wrote in message
news:#B**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I'm writing a console app (in C#) and I want to be able to redirect the
standard input/output streams when it's run at a command prompt. IOW I want
to support the "<" and ">" redirection syntax. The obvious way to do this is
by using the static Console type properties, In and Out. When trying to
debug the app in the IDE however, this doesn't appear to work. I've

edited the project properties and added the necessary text to the "command line" argument property, but no joy.

So, have I missed something? Is there a way to simulate redirection from
within the IDE for a Console app?

Thanks in advance,
Bill


Jul 21 '05 #3

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Hi Bill,

Can you check my replied to your another post in this queue?
Subject: Write error on Read() ??

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Peter Huang
Microsoft Online Partner Support
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Bret-
Yes, I've tried SetIn and SetOut, but that means I have to execute
different code in the IDE than I do "in real life", not a very robust
situation. As it turns out I'm having major problems with just using
Console.In in the EXE; i.e., not in the IDE. I'm building a validating XML
reader around that input stream and I'm getting an error complaining that
the object doesn't support a write (?).

Thanks for the response,
Bill

"Bret Mulvey" <br***@microsoft.nospam0000.com> wrote in message
news:Jkldb.600184$Ho3.117213@sccrnsc03...
Have you tried Console.SetIn() and Console.SetOut()? The ">" redirection
syntax is handled by the command-line interpreter and the IDE doesn't
simulate that. It just treats it as a regular string and the redirection
command gets passed as a string argument, which it looks like you've
discovered.
"Bill Cohagan" <bi**@teraXNOSPAMXquest.com> wrote in message
news:#B**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I'm writing a console app (in C#) and I want to be able to redirect the
> standard input/output streams when it's run at a command prompt. IOW I

want
> to support the "<" and ">" redirection syntax. The obvious way to dothis
is
> by using the static Console type properties, In and Out. When trying to
> debug the app in the IDE however, this doesn't appear to work. I've

edited > the project properties and added the necessary text to the "commandline" > argument property, but no joy.
>
> So, have I missed something? Is there a way to simulate redirection from > within the IDE for a Console app?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Bill
>
>




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