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C# C# Basics (Retired) Console I/O Receiving Input

Raymond Yau
Raymond Yau
811 Points

Program.exe created, but will not run.

Hi,

Like many before me, I've got trouble running Program.exe:

https://w.trhou.se/dgchbivr87

I've followed every single step and ensured my code is exactly the same as the code in the video. I done the following:

Checked all the syntax (and caps),

Saved All,

mcs Program.cs,

Ls command to confirm I created the .exe file,

mono Program.exe - nothing happens... It should Print the string "Enter...",

Thrown in an extra Readline for good measure, but no luck.

Really frustrating.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

You need to rebuild your executable.

When I check the modification times on your files (using "ls -l"), I see that the source was modified after the executable was built. Rebuilding the executable now will create one that does print out "Enter " when it is run.

I tried it myself and confirmed it.

Raymond Yau
Raymond Yau
811 Points

Hey Steve,

Yeah I restarted the browser and modified the file shortly after that. I still don't see why it didn't work at first as the code itself was completely unchanged. I just simply followed the same steps again after restarting.

Did you simply type "mono Program" or did you type "mono Program.exe"? In the description, you seem to be missing the .exe, I doubt that is the issue but it's worth trying.

Raymond Yau
Raymond Yau
811 Points

mono Program.exe, is there a way I can post screenshots on this forum? It's probably best I showed an image of it.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

Screenshots are not very useful for diagnosing issues.

You already did the right thing posting the snapshot link. :+1: