By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
424,963 Members | 1,279 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 424,963 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

"Print" to Screen in Console app

P: n/a
Hi everyone,

One of the things that really interested me about VS.net was that I can now
create a console based app using VB. I have a number of QuickBASIC 4.5 apps
which we are still using and for which I still have source code. I would
love to port these to VB.net but can't figure out how to print to the
screen. I suddenly realized it has been a long time since I have done
anything like this (most of my apps are web-based with a MS-SQL backend) and
I can't figure out how to create a UI in a console based app in VB.net. How
do I go about doing this? Is there some kind of "best practices" I should
be aware of?

Another huge advantage to these apps it that they will be accessible via the
Windows 2000 Server telnet service.

Cheers,

Ken.
Jul 21 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
4 Replies


P: n/a
Interesting idea, I would also be interested in this.

I would imagine that you would really need to create/buy some sort of
console textual screen designer. Or you could simply use the Console
methods to create a menuing system, but they you are limited to on input per
screen.

Dan
"Ken VdB" <pu****************@nospam.floridus.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi everyone,

One of the things that really interested me about VS.net was that I can now create a console based app using VB. I have a number of QuickBASIC 4.5 apps which we are still using and for which I still have source code. I would
love to port these to VB.net but can't figure out how to print to the
screen. I suddenly realized it has been a long time since I have done
anything like this (most of my apps are web-based with a MS-SQL backend) and I can't figure out how to create a UI in a console based app in VB.net. How do I go about doing this? Is there some kind of "best practices" I should
be aware of?

Another huge advantage to these apps it that they will be accessible via the Windows 2000 Server telnet service.

Cheers,

Ken.

Jul 21 '05 #2

P: n/a
One problem is that the console does not support X,Y positioning or clear
screen. This apparently will come with Whidbey.

Regards - OHM#
solex wrote:
Interesting idea, I would also be interested in this.

I would imagine that you would really need to create/buy some sort of
console textual screen designer. Or you could simply use the Console
methods to create a menuing system, but they you are limited to on
input per screen.

Dan
"Ken VdB" <pu****************@nospam.floridus.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi everyone,

One of the things that really interested me about VS.net was that I
can now create a console based app using VB. I have a number of
QuickBASIC 4.5 apps which we are still using and for which I still
have source code. I would love to port these to VB.net but can't
figure out how to print to the screen. I suddenly realized it has
been a long time since I have done anything like this (most of my
apps are web-based with a MS-SQL backend) and I can't figure out how
to create a UI in a console based app in VB.net. How do I go about
doing this? Is there some kind of "best practices" I should be
aware of?

Another huge advantage to these apps it that they will be accessible
via the Windows 2000 Server telnet service.

Cheers,

Ken.


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com
Jul 21 '05 #3

P: n/a
Ken,

There is a similar discussion on this board right now. Do a search for the
thread with the subject WriteConsoleOutput. There is a bunch of source code
included with the posts.

-- Doug

"Ken VdB" <pu****************@nospam.floridus.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi everyone,

One of the things that really interested me about VS.net was that I can now create a console based app using VB. I have a number of QuickBASIC 4.5 apps which we are still using and for which I still have source code. I would
love to port these to VB.net but can't figure out how to print to the
screen. I suddenly realized it has been a long time since I have done
anything like this (most of my apps are web-based with a MS-SQL backend) and I can't figure out how to create a UI in a console based app in VB.net. How do I go about doing this? Is there some kind of "best practices" I should
be aware of?

Another huge advantage to these apps it that they will be accessible via the Windows 2000 Server telnet service.

Cheers,

Ken.

Jul 21 '05 #4

P: n/a
What is interesting about this is that we are heading back full circle
(again) to the days of the mainframe dumb terminal. I love it... 8-)
"One Handed Man [ OHM# ]" <On**********@BTInternet.com> wrote in message
news:ul*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
One problem is that the console does not support X,Y positioning or clear
screen. This apparently will come with Whidbey.

Regards - OHM#
solex wrote:
Interesting idea, I would also be interested in this.

I would imagine that you would really need to create/buy some sort of
console textual screen designer. Or you could simply use the Console
methods to create a menuing system, but they you are limited to on
input per screen.

Dan
"Ken VdB" <pu****************@nospam.floridus.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi everyone,

One of the things that really interested me about VS.net was that I
can now create a console based app using VB. I have a number of
QuickBASIC 4.5 apps which we are still using and for which I still
have source code. I would love to port these to VB.net but can't
figure out how to print to the screen. I suddenly realized it has
been a long time since I have done anything like this (most of my
apps are web-based with a MS-SQL backend) and I can't figure out how
to create a UI in a console based app in VB.net. How do I go about
doing this? Is there some kind of "best practices" I should be
aware of?

Another huge advantage to these apps it that they will be accessible
via the Windows 2000 Server telnet service.

Cheers,

Ken.


Regards - OHM# On**********@BTInternet.com

Jul 21 '05 #5

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.