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Example Using Variables and the Console Object - Using Coding 101 - Episode 01
using System;
namespace SquareIguana.Coding101.Example.E01
{
class Program
{
/* Example on what was learned on Coding 101 - Episode 01 - Using Variables and the Console Object
* I made the example trying not to use "advanced" concepts, and only what the episode was trying to teach.
*
* The most useful thing in the example, I think is the use of the Console object, because in the episode and
* the Code Example, was only using the 4 of its methods (Write, WriteLine, Read, ReadLine), and that is good but
* there is more cool things that can be done with the Console, so I'm trying to use more methods for Console to
* demostrate some of the cool things that can be done with just that and simple variables.
*
* The Console Methods, and examples of usage can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/System.Console_methods(v=vs.110).aspx
*
* I'm going out of my way to use only the simple concepts, this definitely needs a refactor once they go into
* more "advanced" topics like methods, functions, classes, constants, arrays, ifs, loops, etc. maybe I'll do
* a refactor or several, after some of those topics to show a more cleaner code.
*
* Definition of Refactor: To rewrite existing source code in order to improve its readability, reusability or
* structure without affecting its meaning or behaviour.
*/
static void Main(string[] args)
{
int width = 80;
int height = 25;
int border = 1;
ConsoleColor white = ConsoleColor.White;
ConsoleColor black = ConsoleColor.Black;
ConsoleColor cyan = ConsoleColor.DarkCyan;
ConsoleColor red = ConsoleColor.DarkRed;
ConsoleColor blue = ConsoleColor.DarkBlue;
ConsoleColor green = ConsoleColor.DarkGreen;
Console.Title = "Coding 101 - C# E01 - Using Console and Variables";
Console.SetWindowSize(width, height);
Console.SetBufferSize(width, height);
Console.BackgroundColor = cyan;
Console.ForegroundColor = white;
Console.Clear();
Console.BackgroundColor = white;
Console.MoveBufferArea(border, border, width - (border * 2), height - border, border, height - border);
string headerTop = " ╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ";
string headerFill = " ║ ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ║ ";
string headerBottom = " ╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ ";
int headerWidth = headerTop.Length;
int headerHeight = 5;
int padding = ((width - (headerWidth + (border * 2))) / 2) + border;
Console.BackgroundColor = cyan;
Console.ForegroundColor = white;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border);
Console.Write(headerTop);
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + 1);
Console.Write(headerFill);
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + 2);
Console.Write(headerFill);
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + 3);
Console.Write(headerFill);
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + 4);
Console.Write(headerBottom);
string headerText = " CODING 101 - Example Using E01 "; // Empty spaces before and after text to make it look better
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding + (headerWidth / 2) - (headerText.Length / 2), border + 2);
Console.Write(headerText);
Console.BackgroundColor = white;
Console.ForegroundColor = black;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 1);
Console.Write("Please Authenticate Yourself: ");
Console.ForegroundColor = blue;
string auth = Console.ReadLine();
Console.ForegroundColor = black;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 2);
Console.Write("Validating Credentials for USER: ");
Console.ForegroundColor = blue;
Console.WriteLine(auth);
Console.CursorVisible = false;
Console.ForegroundColor = red;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 3);
Console.Beep();
Console.Beep();
Console.Beep();
Console.Beep();
Console.Write("Please Wait");
Console.Beep(233, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(247, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(277, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(311, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(330, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(370, 800);
Console.Write(".");
Console.Beep(415, 800);
Console.ForegroundColor = green;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 4);
Console.Write("Authorization of USER=");
Console.ForegroundColor = blue;
Console.Write(auth);
Console.ForegroundColor = green;
Console.WriteLine(" is VALID");
Console.Beep(37, 3000); // Since this is an example for the Console object, this seem more appropiate and that is the only reason that I can think to use this instead of the code below ↓ to wait 3 seconds
//System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(3000); // Could have used this instead of the code above ↑
Console.BackgroundColor = red;
Console.ForegroundColor = white;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding + 2, border + 2);
string over = " EXAMPLE IS NOW OVER ";
Console.MoveBufferArea(padding + 3, border + 1, headerWidth - (3 * 2), 1, padding + 3, border + 2, '▒', white, cyan);
Console.SetCursorPosition((headerWidth / 2) - (over.Length / 2) + padding, border + 2);
Console.Write(over);
// The commented code below ↓ will "erase" the 4 lines that was written below the header
// This would be useful if I didn't write Coding 101 in ASCII, but because I am, then that code will "erase" it.
//Console.BackgroundColor = white;
//Console.ForegroundColor = white;
//Console.MoveBufferArea(border, border + 10, width - (border * 2), 4, border, border + headerHeight + 1);
Console.BackgroundColor = white;
Console.ForegroundColor = green;
padding = ((width - (68 + (border * 2))) / 2) + border;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 1);
Console.Write(" ██████╗ ██████╗ ██████╗ ██╗███╗ ██╗ ██████╗ ██╗ ██████╗ ██╗");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 2);
Console.Write("██╔════╝██╔═══██╗██╔══██╗██║████╗ ██║██╔════╝ ███║██╔═████╗███║");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 3);
Console.Write("██║ ██║ ██║██║ ██║██║██╔██╗ ██║██║ ███╗ ╚██║██║██╔██║╚██║");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 4);
Console.Write("██║ ██║ ██║██║ ██║██║██║╚██╗██║██║ ██║ ██║████╔╝██║ ██║");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 5);
Console.Write("╚██████╗╚██████╔╝██████╔╝██║██║ ╚████║╚██████╔╝ ██║╚██████╔╝ ██║");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 6);
Console.Write(" ╚═════╝ ╚═════╝ ╚═════╝ ╚═╝╚═╝ ╚═══╝ ╚═════╝ ╚═╝ ╚═════╝ ╚═╝");
Console.ForegroundColor = black;
padding = ((width - (65 + (border * 2))) / 2) + border;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 8);
Console.Write("╦ ╦┬┌┬┐┬ ┬ ╔═╗┬─┐ ╦═╗┌─┐┌┐ ┌─┐┬─┐┌┬┐ ╔╗ ┌─┐┬ ┬ ┌─┐┌─┐┌─┐┬─┐");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 9);
Console.Write("║║║│ │ ├─┤ ╠╣ ├┬┘ ╠╦╝│ │├┴┐├┤ ├┬┘ │ ╠╩╗├─┤│ │ ├┤ │ ├┤ ├┬┘");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 10);
Console.Write("╚╩╝┴ ┴ ┴ ┴ ╚ ┴└─o ╩╚═└─┘└─┘└─┘┴└─ ┴ ╚═╝┴ ┴┴─┘┴─┘└─┘└─┘└─┘┴└─");
padding = ((width - (49 + (border * 2))) / 2) + border;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 11);
Console.Write("┌─┐┌┐┌┌┬┐ ╔═╗┬ ┬┌─┐┌┐┌┌┐┌┌─┐┌┐┌ ╔╦╗┌─┐┬─┐┌─┐┌─┐");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 12);
Console.Write("├─┤│││ ││ ╚═╗├─┤├─┤│││││││ ││││ ║║║│ │├┬┘└─┐├┤ ");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 13);
Console.Write("┴ ┴┘└┘─┴┘ ╚═╝┴ ┴┴ ┴┘└┘┘└┘└─┘┘└┘ ╩ ╩└─┘┴└─└─┘└─┘");
Console.BackgroundColor = black;
Console.ForegroundColor = green;
padding = ((width - (61 + (border * 2))) / 2) + border;
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 15);
Console.Write(" /') _/_ ( /_ _ _ ' _ -- / /|/| _ _ _ _ _ _ ");
Console.SetCursorPosition(padding, border + headerHeight + 16);
Console.Write(" (__()(/(- |/|/(// / /()/ -- (__()(/ / |(// (-_) ( (/ ");
Console.BackgroundColor = white;
Console.ForegroundColor = white;
Console.SetCursorPosition(border, border + 19);
Console.Read(); //Pause, doesn't matter what is written is on a white line so it doesn't show, unless it's more than 80 characters
}
}
}
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