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Difference between Console.ReadLine() and Console.Read() methods in C#

Category: Programming Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Both Console.Read() and Console.ReadLine() methods are meant to read the user input from the console window. The major difference in both these methods is that Console.Read() will read one character at a time from the console whereas Console.ReadLine() reads one string at a time.

What both these methods return

Console.Read() returns the ASCII value of the key which is pressed from the keyboard.
Console.ReadLine() returns the complete string entered by the user from the keyboard.

Both these methods require the user to hit the enter key after entering the input

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