Function Reference


Writes data to the STDOUT stream. Some text editors can read this stream as can other programs which may be expecting data on this stream.

ConsoleWrite ( "data" )


data The data you wish to output. This may either be text or binary.

Return Value

The amount of data written. If writing binary, the number of bytes written, if writing text, the number of characters written.


The purpose for this function is to write to the STDOUT stream. Many popular text editors can read this stream. Scripts compiled as Console applications also have a STDOUT stream.

This does not write to a DOS console unless the script is compiled as a console application.

Characters are converted to ANSI before being written.

Binary data is written as-is. It will not be converted to a string. To print the hex representation of binary data, use the String() function to explicitly cast the data to a string.


ConsoleRead, ConsoleWriteError


Example 1

Local $sString = "This is an example of writing to the console."
ConsoleWrite($sString & @CRLF) ; Running this in a text editor which can trap console output e.g. SciTE, will display value of $sString.

Example 2 for writing in SciTe output pane

ConsoleWrite('! = Red' & @CRLF) ; ! = red text color
ConsoleWrite('> = Blue' & @CRLF) ; > = blue text color
ConsoleWrite('- = Orange' & @CRLF) ; - = orange text color
ConsoleWrite('+ = Green' & @CRLF) ; + = green text color
ConsoleWrite('(5) : = Red (jump to line 5 when double-clicked)' & @CRLF) ; '(5) :' red text color and double click jumps to (line number)
ConsoleWrite('Start with String or Integer then ' & @TAB & '6' & ' = Pink (jump to line 6 when double-clicked)' & @CRLF)
; pink text color, any sign and then @TAB & 'line number'

; Example 1
ConsoleWrite('(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : = Red (jump to line ' & @ScriptLineNumber & ' when double-clicked)' & @CRLF)

; Clear console output pane of SciTE after 5000 ms
ControlSend("[CLASS:SciTEWindow]", "", "Scintilla2", "+{F5}")