Command Line Parameters Sample

This sample shows how the command line can be accessed and two ways of accessing the array of command-line parameters.

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To build and run the Command Line Parameters samples within Visual Studio

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the CmdLine1 project, and then click Set as StartUp Project.

  2. In Solution Explorer, right-click the project, and then click Properties.

  3. Open the Configuration Properties folder, and then click Debug.

  4. In the Command Line Arguments property, type the command-line parameters, and click OK. (See the tutorial for an example.)

  5. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

  6. Repeat the previous steps for CmdLine2.

To build and run the Command Line Parameters samples from a command prompt

  1. Use the Change Directory command to change to the CmdLine1 directory.

  2. Type the following:

    csc cmdline1.cs
    cmdline1 A B C
  3. Use the Change Directory command to change to the CmdLine2 directory.

  4. Type the following:

    csc cmdline2.cs
    cmdline2 John Paul Mary

See Also


How to: Display Command Line Arguments (C# Programming Guide)

How to: Access Command-Line Arguments Using foreach (C# Programming Guide)


Visual C# Samples

C# Programming Guide