Console.SetWindowSize(Int32, Int32) Console.SetWindowSize(Int32, Int32) Console.SetWindowSize(Int32, Int32) Console.SetWindowSize(Int32, Int32) Method

Definition

Sets the height and width of the console window to the specified values.

public:
 static void SetWindowSize(int width, int height);
public static void SetWindowSize (int width, int height);
static member SetWindowSize : int * int -> unit
Public Shared Sub SetWindowSize (width As Integer, height As Integer)

Parameters

width
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The width of the console window measured in columns.

height
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The height of the console window measured in rows.

Exceptions

width or height is less than or equal to zero.

-or-

width plus WindowLeft or height plus WindowTop is greater than or equal to MaxValue.

-or-

width or height is greater than the largest possible window width or height for the current screen resolution and console font.

The user does not have permission to perform this action.

Examples

This example demonstrates the SetWindowSize method, and the WindowWidth and WindowHeight properties. You must run the example to see the full effect of changing the console window size.

The example reports the dimensions of a console window set to 85 columns and 43 rows, then waits for a key to be pressed. When any key is pressed, the dimensions of the console window are halved, the new dimensions are reported, and the example waits for another key press. Finally, when any key is pressed, the console window is restored to its original dimensions and the example terminates.

// This example demonstrates the Console.SetWindowSize method,
//                           the Console.WindowWidth property, 
//                       and the Console.WindowHeight property.
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   int origWidth;
   int width;
   int origHeight;
   int height;
   String^ m1 = "The current window width is {0}, and the "
   "current window height is {1}.";
   String^ m2 = "The new window width is {0}, and the new "
   "window height is {1}.";
   String^ m4 = "  (Press any key to continue...)";
   
   //
   // Step 1: Get the current window dimensions.
   //
   origWidth = Console::WindowWidth;
   origHeight = Console::WindowHeight;
   Console::WriteLine( m1, Console::WindowWidth, Console::WindowHeight );
   Console::WriteLine( m4 );
   Console::ReadKey( true );
   
   //
   // Step 2: Cut the window to 1/4 its original size.
   //
   width = origWidth / 2;
   height = origHeight / 2;
   Console::SetWindowSize( width, height );
   Console::WriteLine( m2, Console::WindowWidth, Console::WindowHeight );
   Console::WriteLine( m4 );
   Console::ReadKey( true );
   
   //
   // Step 3: Restore the window to its original size.
   //
   Console::SetWindowSize( origWidth, origHeight );
   Console::WriteLine( m1, Console::WindowWidth, Console::WindowHeight );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The new window width is 42, and the new window height is 21.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.

*/
// This example demonstrates the Console.SetWindowSize method,
//                           the Console.WindowWidth property, 
//                       and the Console.WindowHeight property.
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    int origWidth, width;  
    int origHeight, height;
    string m1 = "The current window width is {0}, and the " +
                "current window height is {1}.";
    string m2 = "The new window width is {0}, and the new " +
                "window height is {1}.";
    string m4 = "  (Press any key to continue...)";
//
// Step 1: Get the current window dimensions.
//
    origWidth  = Console.WindowWidth;
    origHeight = Console.WindowHeight;
    Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m4);
    Console.ReadKey(true); 
//
// Step 2: Cut the window to 1/4 its original size.
//
    width  = origWidth/2;
    height = origHeight/2;
    Console.SetWindowSize(width, height);
    Console.WriteLine(m2, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m4);
    Console.ReadKey(true); 
//
// Step 3: Restore the window to its original size.
//
    Console.SetWindowSize(origWidth, origHeight);
    Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth,
                          Console.WindowHeight);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The new window width is 42, and the new window height is 21.
  (Press any key to continue...)
The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.

*/
' This example demonstrates the Console.SetWindowSize method,
'                           the Console.WindowWidth property, 
'                       and the Console.WindowHeight property.
Imports System

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim origWidth, width As Integer
      Dim origHeight, height As Integer
      Dim m1 As String = "The current window width is {0}, and the " & _
                         "current window height is {1}."
      Dim m2 As String = "The new window width is {0}, and the new " & _
                         "window height is {1}."
      Dim m4 As String = "  (Press any key to continue...)"
      '
      ' Step 1: Get the current window dimensions.
      '
      origWidth = Console.WindowWidth
      origHeight = Console.WindowHeight
      Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth, Console.WindowHeight)
      Console.WriteLine(m4)
      Console.ReadKey(True)
      '
      ' Step 2: Cut the window to 1/4 its original size.
      '
      width = origWidth / 2
      height = origHeight / 2
      Console.SetWindowSize(width, height)
      Console.WriteLine(m2, Console.WindowWidth, Console.WindowHeight)
      Console.WriteLine(m4)
      Console.ReadKey(True)
      '
      ' Step 3: Restore the window to its original size.
      '
      Console.SetWindowSize(origWidth, origHeight)
      Console.WriteLine(m1, Console.WindowWidth, Console.WindowHeight)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.
'  (Press any key to continue...)
'The new window width is 42, and the new window height is 21.
'  (Press any key to continue...)
'The current window width is 85, and the current window height is 43.
'
'

Security

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

Applies to