[Mono-list] Cross-Platform Managed Read from Console

Daniel Morgan danmorg@sc.rr.com
Sun, 23 Feb 2003 17:08:19 -0500


Anybody have any ideas for a ReadLine for Mono?

It must be able to work Windows and Linux.

Someone mentioned GNU ReadLine, but this adds another dependency.

Basically, I would like to read from the keyboard a string.  This string
be a password.  I do not want the password to be echoed back to the screen.
I would
like to use this with asking a password for SQL# from the console.

Nothing in System.Console nor .NET allows for this.

There's another suggestion I got - to use libc/msvcrt standard c library
like getch() or such.  However, how would you create C# code that could
DllImport into the libc/msvcrt functions in a platform independent way?

Thanks in advance,