Quick tip : redirect the console output to a file

In a console application, we use a lot the Console.WriteLine method.

We can redirect the output of the WriteLine method easily :


var consoleOut = Console.Out; // save the current output stream to be able to re-use it later

Console.SetOut(File.CreateText(@"C:\consoleout.txt")); // change the output stream for a file
 Console.WriteLine("a sample text"); // write some information

Console.SetOut(consoleOut); // reset the output to the console.

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