Console Application Template

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The Console Application project template adds the items that are required to create a console application. Console applications are typically designed without a graphical user interface (GUI) and are compiled into an executable file. You interract with a console application by typing instructions at the command prompt. In response to your input, the application may return information, also at the command prompt. This direct exchange of input and output makes a console application a great way to learn programming techniques without the added layer of a GUI.

The template automatically adds project references and files as a starting point for your application.

See Also


File Types and File Extensions in Visual Basic and Visual C#

Item Management in Projects

Other Resources

Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files