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Main () and Command-Line Arguments in C# Programming.


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Main () and Command-Line Arguments in C# Programming.

In this blog I am trying to explain the concept of Main() method and command line arguments using C# programming.

The Main method is the entry point of a C# console application or windows application. (In the term of libraries and services don’t require a Main method as an entry point.). When the application is started, the Main() method is the first method that is invoked. There can only be one entry point in a C# program. If you have more than one class that has a Main method, you must compile your program with the /main compiler option to specify which Main method to use as the entry point.

class MyClass

{

    static void Main(string[] args)

    {

        // Display the number of command line arguments:

        System.Console.WriteLine(args.Length);

    }

}

Overview

1.       The Main method is the entry point of an .exe program; it is where the program control starts and ends.

2.       Main is declared inside a class or struct. Main must be static and it should not be public.

3.       Main can either have a void or int return type.

4.        The Main method can be declared with or without a string [] parameter that contains command-line arguments. When using Visual Studio to create Windows Forms applications, you can add the parameter manually or else use the Environment class to obtain the command-line arguments. Parameters are read as zero-indexed command-line arguments. Unlike C and C++, the name of the program is not treated as the first command-line argument.


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