Author : HASSAN MD TAREQ | Updated : 2020/10/26

What is console?

  • Definition of the word ‘console’:
    • to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of;
    • give solace or comfort
  • In IT (computer science, software world):
    • A console traditionally refers to a computer terminal where a user may input commands and view output
    • Console is the text entry and display device for system administration messages
    • Console may also be known as:
      • system console
      • computer console
      • root console
      • operator’s console

What is console application?

  • A console application is a program that is meant to be used without any graphical user interface (GUI)
  • An application that takes input and displays output at a command line with access to three basic data streams: standard input, standard output and standard error
  • It is the simplest form of a program and is typically invoked from the command prompt

Console application in dotnet core

  • .Net core supports console application
  • Console applications are used for PoC (proof of concept) or demo purposes
  • Visual studio (.Net core SDK) has console application project template