Contango Contango -4 years ago 107
C# Question

Is there a way to delete a character that has just been written using Console.WriteLine?

Is there any way to delete the last character from the console, i.e.

Console.WriteLine("List: apple,pear,");
// Somehow delete the last ',' character from the console.
Console.WriteLine(".");
// Now the console contains "List: apple,pear."


Sure, I could create a string first then print that to the console, but I'm just curious to see if I can delete characters directly from the console.

Answer Source

"\b" is ASCII backspace. Print it to back up one char.

    Console.Write("Abc");
    Console.Write("\b");
    Console.Write("Def");

outputs "AbDef";

As pointed out by Contango and Sammi, there are times where overwriting with a space is required: Console.Write("\b \b");

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