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Does anyone know how to do a "Clear Screen" (i.e. cls)
with a C# Console Application?
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Not really, but you can always use

for(int i = 0; i < 80; i++)
{
Console.WriteLi ne("");
}

Or any number of lines really, 80 is max on XP, but you can still scroll
back further.
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Nov 15 '05 #2
Morten Wennevik <Mo************ @hotmail.com> wrote:
Not really, but you can always use

for(int i = 0; i < 80; i++)
{
Console.WriteLi ne("");
}

Or any number of lines really, 80 is max on XP, but you can still scroll
back further.


What do you mean by "80 is max on XP"?

I've just created a console window which is 93 lines tall, for
instance...

There is a more advanced console library out there somewhere, but I can
never remember its name...

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Nov 15 '05 #3
I seem to remember 80 was max you could select (maybe in Windows ME).
However, since you can scroll the command window in Win XP, max seems to
be more like 300.
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Nov 15 '05 #4
Morten Wennevik <Mo************ @hotmail.com> wrote:
I seem to remember 80 was max you could select (maybe in Windows ME).
However, since you can scroll the command window in Win XP, max seems to
be more like 300.


No - the size of the *buffer* can be set to much higher than that. I
have it set to 3000 on my box. The size of the window itself is just
limited by your display/font I believe. The limit for the buffer is
9999 (through experimentation just now; it could well be higher if you
tweak things programmaticall y instead of through the console window's
properties).

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Nov 15 '05 #5
Is there a way to send a "cls" cmd to the Console window
instead? I'm new to C# and I don't know all the library's
I have at my disposal yet.

-----Original Message-----
Not really, but you can always use

for(int i = 0; i < 80; i++)
{
Console.WriteLi ne("");
}

Or any number of lines really, 80 is max on XP, but you can still scrollback further.
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Nov 15 '05 #6
Interesting. Haven't done much console buffering since the early days
where you scrolled back by tweaking the screen memory, but you couldn't
scroll very far until you did a full circle.

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Nov 15 '05 #7
Scott <an*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote:
Is there a way to send a "cls" cmd to the Console window
instead? I'm new to C# and I don't know all the library's
I have at my disposal yet.


Not with the plain Console. However, there are some libraries
available. See

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Code/20...SysConsole.asp
(Fairly basic functionality)

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/winconsole.asp
(Looks much more fully functioned)

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