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ANSI Console User Control

This is a user control that you can place on a Winform application, which will provide an ANSI console. if you have looked for console libraries or controls, then this project is for you.



  • Easy to use, drag/drop control to a form
  • Direct placement of cursor, or standard printing with scroll
  • Most ANSI escape codes implemented
  • Actual codepage 437 font featuring the extended character set
  • Load and display ansi text files


  • Write(string text)
  • ReadLine()
  • Goto(int row, int column)
  • Clear()
  • CharAt(int row, int column, char c)
  • ReadFile(string path)

  • TextChanged
  • AnsiCursorLocationRequest

To Do:

  • Scroll up capability
  • Select / Copy / Paste capability
  • Cursor key movement
  • Unit tests would be handy...

Latest update:

9/4/2012 - Project initiated
9/9/2012 - Uploaded source to TFS, removed the download. The previous download has been removed so that I could move the code into a usercontrol library.
9/23/2012 - Fixed major bug in handling the extended characters. Also, ANSI interpreter works much better. Also updated the sample telnet client. (Still some bugs, but its usable now).

Last edited Sep 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM by xlar54, version 14