Boris Eetgerink

June 22, 2023

From 0 to 100% on a single line

Or how to display a progress indicator in a console app:

// Avoid a blinking cursor.
Console.CursorVisible = false;

for (int i = 0; i <= 100; i++) {
    // Overwrite the output on the current line.
    Console.CursorLeft = 0;
    Console.Write($"Progress: {i.ToString(),3}%");
    await Task.Delay(50);

// Terminate the progress line.
Console.WriteLine("Download complete.");


Progress: 100%
Download complete.

That's all!

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