AnsiConvertor - ANSI File Convertor Utility

AnsiConvertor - ANSI File Convertor Utility

Converts text files with ANSI escape sequences to different formats.

The screen-less VirtualTerminal class makes it easy to render the so-called ANSI files and then save it to a different format.

These formats are available:
  • Plain text *
  • ANSI file *
  • HTML file *
  • PNG image
  • GIF image
  • BMP image
  • JPEG image
  • TIFF image
* the history can be saved as well

This sample demonstrates:

  • Using VirtualTerminal class.
  • Writing a text with escape sequences to the virtual terminal.
  • Saving the terminal screen in various formats.
  • Resizing the terminal screen.

Sample files are included in the project.

C#

// create a new virtual (off-screen) terminal (80 columns, 50 rows)
VirtualTerminal terminal = new VirtualTerminal(80, 50);

// open the ANSI file for reading
using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader("ANSI_file.ans"))
{
        // read the whole file to the string
        string data = reader.ReadToEnd();

        // write the data to the terminal screen
        terminal.Screen.Write(data);
}

// save the terminal screen as PNG image
terminal.Save("converted_ANSI_file.png", TerminalCaptureFormat.Png);

VB.NET

' create a new virtual (off-screen) terminal (80 columns, 50 rows)
Dim terminal As VirtualTerminal = New VirtualTerminal(80, 50)

Dim reader As StreamReader = Nothing
Try
    ' open the ANSI file for reading
    reader = New StreamReader("ANSI_file.ans")

    ' read the whole file to the string
    Dim data As String = reader.ReadToEnd()

    ' write the data to the terminal screen
    terminal.Screen.Write(data)
Finally
    ' close the stream reader
    If Not reader Is Nothing Then reader.Close()
End Try

' save the terminal screen as PNG image
terminal.Save("converted_ANSI_file.png", TerminalCaptureFormat.Png)

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