Extract the full argument list as a string in a .NET console application

You probably know that arguments to a .NET console application are passed in as a string array through the Main function.

The command…

myapp hello goodbye

…will populate the args argument…

static void Main(string[] args)

…with two string elements: “hello” and “goodbye”.

If you ever need to look at the full command including the name of the executable and the command line arguments then the Environment.CommandLine property can help you:

static void Main(string[] args)
	string fullArguments = Environment.CommandLine;

If you have an application called “myapplication” and invoke it in a command prompt as “myapplication.exe hello goodbye 10” then fullArguments will evaluate to “myapplication.exe hello goodbye 10”.

View all various C# language feature related posts here.


About Andras Nemes
I'm a .NET/Java developer living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Elliot Balynn's Blog

A directory of wonderful thoughts

Software Engineering

Web development

Disparate Opinions

Various tidbits

chsakell's Blog


Once Upon a Camayoc

Bite-size insight on Cyber Security for the not too technical.

%d bloggers like this: