AnsiViewer - GUI ANSI File Presentation

Displays the content of text files with ANSI escape sequences.

The TerminalControl class makes it easy to render and display the so-called ANSI files.

This sample demonstrates:

  • Using TerminalControl class.
  • Writing a text with escape sequences to the terminal screen.
  • Resizing the terminal screen.

Sample files are included in the project.

C#

// 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
    terminalControl.Screen.Write(data);
}

VB.NET

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

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