Tutorial :C# Console? [closed]


Does anyone know if there is a c# Console app, similar to the Python or Ruby console? I know the whole "Compiled versus Interpreted" difference, but with C#'s reflection power I think it could be done.

UPDATE Well, it only took about 200 lines, but I wrote a simple one...It works a lot like osql. You enter commands and then run them with go.

SharpConsole http://www.gfilter.net/junk/sharpconsole.jpg

If anyone wants it, let me know.


Given your mention of "C#'s reflection power", I am unsure whether you're looking for an interactive C# console for small code snippets of your own (à la Ruby's irb), or a means of interacting with an existing, compiled application currently running as a process.

In the former case:

  • Windows PowerShell might be your friend
  • Another candidate would be the C# shell
  • Finally, CSI, a Simple C# Interpreter


Found this on reddit: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2008/Sep-08.html

Quote from the site:

The idea was simple: create an interactive C# shell by altering the compiler to generate and execute code dynamically as opposed to merely generating static code.


If you don't have to use the console, and just want a place to test some ad hoc C# snippets, then LinqPad is a good option. I find it very cool/easy to use.


I am not sure what you are looking for this application to accomplish. If it is just to try some code without having to create a project and all the overhead to just test an idea, then SnippetCompiler could be a good fit.

I just wanted to give you another option.


It appears Miguel De Icaza was stalking me:



Google reveals a few efforts at this. One in particular illustrates why this is less straightforward than it might seem. http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/csi.aspx has a basic interpreter using .NET's built in ability to compile c# code. A key problem is that the author's approach creates a new mini .NET assembly for each interpreted line. C# may have the reflective power to have a python or ruby style console, but the .NET framework libraries are geared toward compiling C#, not dynamically interpreting it. If you are serious about this, you may want to look at http://www.paxscript.net/, which seems like a genuine attempt at interpreted C#.


I believe you are looking for Snippy =)

Snippy Screenshot

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