Console I/O in Visual Basic .NET

Console.Read(): reads the next character from standard input

Example:

Dim s as Integer

Dim c as Char

s = Console.Read()

c = Console.Read()

Upon execution, if input is the number "10", then s will contain the value 1 and c the numeral '0'

Console.Readline(): reads characters from standard input until the next carriage return is encountered

Example:

Dim s as Integer

s = Console.ReadLine()

Upon execution, if input it the number "10" followed by a carriage return, then s will contain the value 10

Console.Write(value): outputs the value (which may be any type) to the standard output device without leaving the cursor on the same line as the output at the end; subsequent characters displayed to standard output will appear on the same line as this output

Console.WriteLine(value): outputs the value (which may be any type or empty) to the standard output device then advances to the next line at the end; subsequent characters displayed to standard output will appear on the next line after this output