how do I pause a console app?

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    how do I pause a console app?

    How do I pause a console app in c# so the window stays open until the user presses enter or something.

    I have just started c#...

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    umm sory those are for c++ and don't work in c#...

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    oh, my mistake . I don't know all the differences between C++ and C#, I'll look them up.

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    I just use:

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    Console.ReadLine();
    Its exactly the same principle as in C++ etc.

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    That'll work for pressing enter (which I believe is what you originally asked for), but you can also get it to return on a keypress by using Console.Read(). If I remember correctly this will actually return an integer which will need to be typecasted to a char for data processing, but if you're just pausing, a simple call to Console.Read()'ll do the trick.

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    thanks I can actually do some stuff now!

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    the read or readline functions didn't work.

    And don't worry I know how they work I got a really nice c# book and it taught me that capitals matter and so on. So I garantee you I did put them in corectly and it did compile, but it still didn't pause.

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