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Console.Write and Console.WriteLine methods in C#

Category: Programming Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Goal

Learn about Console.Write() and Console.WriteLine() methods in C# and how to use them in your program

Namespaces used:

  1. System ?- Console class is defined in the System namespace

Classes used:

  1. Console - It contains all the methods required to interact with the Console window

Methods used:

  1. Write() – Static method in the Console class
  2. WriteLine() – Static method in the Console class

Brief description: ?

Console.Write: Displays the output to the console screen and keeps the cursor on the same line.
Console.WriteLine: Writes the output on the console screen and takes the cursor to the next line automatically. Console.WriteLine(“Hello”) is equivalent to Console.Write(“Hello ”)

Code

using System;    namespace ConsoleApplication1  {      class Program      {          public static void Main(string[] args)          {              Console.Write("Line 1 written using Console.Write ()");              Console.Write("Line 2 written using Console.Write ()");                Console.Write("

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");                Console.WriteLine("Line 1 written using Console.WriteLine ()");              Console.WriteLine("Line 2 written using Console.WriteLine ()");          }      }  }

Output

Console.Write() and Console.WriteLine() in C#

Explanation of the output

?In the output we see that Console.Write() method does not take the cursor to the next line automatically and prints both the line1 and line2 in the same line. Whereas you see that Console.WriteLine() takes the cursor to the next line automatically and prints both line1 and line2 in separate lines

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