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.Net Core – Process() running an exe console and how to get the data in my app calling

Hello all,
I currently have a .Net Core app that is calling a UPS API. (This API is unsupported by .Net Core that is why I am doing it this way) I have my .Net Core calling the exe and inputting a parameter. All of the correct info displays on the console of this exe. Now I am wanting to retrieve the input that displays in my .Net Core app. I have been unsuccessful so far, im assuming its with DataReceivedEventArgs.
Thank you for your time.
public async Task<IActionResult> GetUPSPackage(string trackingNumber)
var x = 3;
using (var process = new Process())
process.StartInfo.FileName = @"TrackWSSample.exe";
process.StartInfo.Arguments = $"{trackingNumber}";

                     process.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = false;
                     process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                     process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
                     process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
                     //process.OutputDataReceived += (sender, data) => _logger.LogInformation(data.Data);
                     process.OutputDataReceived += Process_OutputDataReceived;
                     process.ErrorDataReceived += (sender, data) => _logger.LogError(data.Data);
                     _logger.LogInformation("Exe Starting..");
                     var exited = process.WaitForExit(1000 * 6);     // (optional) wait up to 6 seconds
                      _logger.LogInformation($"exit {exited}");
                     return Ok();
                 catch (Exception ex) { }
 //Here is the .Net Framework console exe
 TrackService track = new TrackService();
                 TrackRequest tr = new TrackRequest();
                 UPSSecurity upss = new UPSSecurity();
                 UPSSecurityServiceAccessToken upssSvcAccessToken = new UPSSecurityServiceAccessToken();
                 upssSvcAccessToken.AccessLicenseNumber = "theid";
                 upss.ServiceAccessToken = upssSvcAccessToken;
                 UPSSecurityUsernameToken upssUsrNameToken = new UPSSecurityUsernameToken();
                 upssUsrNameToken.Username = "username";
                 upssUsrNameToken.Password = "pass!";
                 upss.UsernameToken = upssUsrNameToken;
                 track.UPSSecurityValue = upss;
                 RequestType request = new RequestType();
                 String[] requestOption = { "15" };
                 request.RequestOption = requestOption;
                 tr.Request = request;
                 tr.InquiryNumber = "1Z5811560241454350";//"1Z648616E192760718";// "990728071";// "1Z12345E0205271688";//"Your track inquiry number";
                 System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol = System.Net.SecurityProtocolType.Tls12 | System.Net.SecurityProtocolType.Tls | System.Net.SecurityProtocolType.Tls11; //This line will ensure the latest security protocol for consuming the web service call.
                 TrackResponse trackResponse = track.ProcessTrack(tr);
                 Console.WriteLine("The transaction was a " + trackResponse.Response.ResponseStatus.Description);
                 Console.WriteLine("Shipment Service " + trackResponse.Shipment[0].Service.Description);
                 Console.WriteLine("Shipment Code " + trackResponse.Shipment[0].Service.Code);
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Hi @BigBear,

When using the Process() class running the exe console application, you can get the console output after the process has existed.

Please refer the following sample:

Console application:

 namespace HelloWorld
     class Program
         static void Main(string[] args)
             Console.WriteLine("This is hello word application, the input value is :" + string.Join("_", args));
             Console.WriteLine("The transaction was a " + "DescriptionA");
             Console.WriteLine("Shipment Service " + "DescriptionB");
             Console.WriteLine("Shipment Code " + "Service.Code");

API method:

 public class ToDoController : ControllerBase
     private readonly IWebHostEnvironment _environment;
     public ToDoController(IWebHostEnvironment environment)
         _environment = environment;
     // GET api/<ToDoController>/5
     public List<string> Get(int id)
         List<string> result = new List<string>();
         using (var process = new Process())
             process.StartInfo.FileName =  Path.Combine(_environment.WebRootPath,"files","HelloWorld.exe"); // relative path. absolute path works too. 
             process.StartInfo.Arguments = $"{id}"; 
             process.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
             process.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
             process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
             process.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;

             process.OutputDataReceived += (sender, data) => result.Add(data.Data);
             process.ErrorDataReceived += (sender, data) => result.Add(data.Data);
             process.BeginErrorReadLine();     // (optional) wait up to 10 seconds
                 if (!process.HasExited)
                     // Refresh the current process property values.
                     Console.WriteLine($"exit {process.HasExited}");
             while (!process.WaitForExit(1000));

         return result;

Then, the result as below:


[Note] In the above sample, I Copy the exe file to the wwwroot/files folder, if the console application code update, we should also update the exe file in the wwwroot/files folder.

Besides, in the console application, you can also export the output data to a temporary file under the wwwroot folder. Then, in the API action method you can get data from the temporary file.

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