Console.CursorVisible Console.CursorVisible Console.CursorVisible Console.CursorVisible Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the cursor is visible.

public:
 static property bool CursorVisible { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public static bool CursorVisible { get; set; }
member this.CursorVisible : bool with get, set
Public Shared Property CursorVisible As Boolean

Property Value

true if the cursor is visible; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

The user does not have permission to perform this action.

Examples

This example demonstrates the CursorVisible property. The example makes the cursor visible if the first column of input is a '+' character or invisible if the input is a '-' character.

// This example demonstrates the Console.CursorVisible property.
using namespace System;

int main()
{
   String^ m1 = "\nThe cursor is {0}.\nType any text then press Enter. "
   "Type '+' in the first column to show \n"
   "the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, "
   "or lowercase 'x' to quit:";
   String^ s;
   bool saveCursorVisibile;
   int saveCursorSize;
   
   //
   Console::CursorVisible = true; // Initialize the cursor to visible.
   saveCursorVisibile = Console::CursorVisible;
   saveCursorSize = Console::CursorSize;
   Console::CursorSize = 100; // Emphasize the cursor.
   for ( ; ;  )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( m1, ((Console::CursorVisible == true) ? (String^)"VISIBLE" : "HIDDEN") );
      s = Console::ReadLine();
      if ( String::IsNullOrEmpty( s ) == false )
            if ( s[ 0 ] == '+' )
            Console::CursorVisible = true;
      else
      if ( s[ 0 ] == '-' )
            Console::CursorVisible = false;
      else
      if ( s[ 0 ] == 'x' )
            break;

   }
   Console::CursorVisible = saveCursorVisibile;
   Console::CursorSize = saveCursorSize;
}

/*
This example produces the following results. Note that these results
cannot depict cursor visibility. You must run the example to see the 
cursor behavior:

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
The quick brown fox

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
-

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
jumps over

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
+

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
the lazy dog.

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
x

*/
// This example demonstrates the Console.CursorVisible property.

using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    string m1 = "\nThe cursor is {0}.\nType any text then press Enter. " +
                "Type '+' in the first column to show \n" +
                "the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, " +
                "or lowercase 'x' to quit:";
    string s;
    bool saveCursorVisibile;
    int  saveCursorSize;
//
    Console.CursorVisible = true; // Initialize the cursor to visible.
    saveCursorVisibile = Console.CursorVisible;
    saveCursorSize  = Console.CursorSize;
    Console.CursorSize = 100;     // Emphasize the cursor.

    while(true) 
        {
        Console.WriteLine(m1, 
                         ((Console.CursorVisible == true) ? 
                           "VISIBLE" : "HIDDEN"));
        s = Console.ReadLine();
        if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(s) == false) 
            if (s[0] == '+')
                Console.CursorVisible = true;
            else if (s[0] == '-')
                Console.CursorVisible = false;
            else if (s[0] == 'x')
                break;
        }
    Console.CursorVisible = saveCursorVisibile;
    Console.CursorSize    = saveCursorSize;
    }

}
/*
This example produces the following results. Note that these results
cannot depict cursor visibility. You must run the example to see the 
cursor behavior:

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
The quick brown fox

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
-

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
jumps over

The cursor is HIDDEN.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
+

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
the lazy dog.

The cursor is VISIBLE.
Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
x

*/
' This example demonstrates the Console.CursorVisible property.
Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim m1 As String = vbCrLf & "The cursor is {0}." & _
                         vbCrLf & "Type any text then press Enter. " & _
                         "Type '+' in the first column to show " & _
                         vbCrLf & "the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, " & _
                         "or lowercase 'x' to quit:"
      Dim s As String
      Dim saveCursorVisibile As Boolean
      Dim saveCursorSize As Integer
      '
      Console.CursorVisible = True ' Initialize the cursor to visible.
      saveCursorVisibile = Console.CursorVisible
      saveCursorSize = Console.CursorSize
      Console.CursorSize = 100 ' Emphasize the cursor.
      While True
         Console.WriteLine(m1, _
            IIf(Console.CursorVisible = True, "VISIBLE", "HIDDEN"))
         s = Console.ReadLine()
         If String.IsNullOrEmpty(s) = False Then
            If s(0) = "+"c Then
               Console.CursorVisible = True
            ElseIf s(0) = "-"c Then
               Console.CursorVisible = False
            ElseIf s(0) = "x"c Then
               Exit While
            End If
         End If
      End While
      Console.CursorVisible = saveCursorVisibile
      Console.CursorSize = saveCursorSize
   End Sub
End Class 'Sample 
'
'This example produces the following results. Note that these results
'cannot depict cursor visibility. You must run the example to see the 
'cursor behavior:
'
'The cursor is VISIBLE.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'The quick brown fox
'
'The cursor is VISIBLE.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'-
'
'The cursor is HIDDEN.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'jumps over
'
'The cursor is HIDDEN.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'+
'
'The cursor is VISIBLE.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'the lazy dog.
'
'The cursor is VISIBLE.
'Type any text then press Enter. Type '+' in the first column to show
'the cursor, '-' to hide the cursor, or lowercase 'x' to quit:
'x
'

Security

UIPermission
for modifying safe top-level windows and subwindows. Associated enumeration: SafeTopLevelWindows

Applies to