Console.WindowHeight Property

Definition

Gets or sets the height of the console window area.

public:
 static property int WindowHeight { int get(); void set(int value); };
public static int WindowHeight { get; set; }
member this.WindowHeight : int with get, set
Public Shared Property WindowHeight As Integer

Property Value

The height of the console window measured in rows.

Exceptions

The value of the WindowWidth property or the value of the WindowHeight property is less than or equal to 0.

-or-

The value of the WindowHeight property plus the value of the WindowTop property is greater than or equal to MaxValue.

-or-

The value of the WindowWidth property or the value of the WindowHeight property is greater than the largest possible window width or height for the current screen resolution and console font.

Error reading or writing information.

The set operation is invoked on an operating system other than Windows.

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 press. 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.
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
End Class
'
'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.
'
'

Remarks

Attempting to set the value of the WindowHeight property when output is redirected throws either an ArgumentOutOfRangeException or an IOException exception. To prevent an exception, you can set the value of this property only if the IsOutputRedirected property returns false.

Applies to