#44 Update the window/tab title on a timer


This patch adds the ability for the console window's title to be reflected in the window and/or tab title, which is handy when running programs that update the console window's title, such as the simple C# program below:

using System;
using System.Threading;

namespace ProgressCounter
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
for (int i = 0; i < 101; i++)
Console.Title = String.Format("Working... {0,3}%", i);

I tested with and without tabs showing, as well as with a custom title for the window. The window and tab titles were updated as expected!

The only thing I'm not sure about is the implementation of this feature. I added a TODO regarding the configuration of the update timeout and I tried to mimic existing code as best I could.

Let me know if you would like me to change anything or if you need me to submit in some other fashion.

- Oli


  • Olivier Dagenais

    First submission of the title update patch

  • Kirill

    Kirill - 2011-08-28

    Simpler patch that takes periodic updates configuration into account

  • Kirill

    Kirill - 2011-08-28
    • priority: 5 --> 3
    • status: open --> pending-postponed
  • Kirill

    Kirill - 2011-08-28

    Marko is currently working on much nicer solution that does not involve timers.

    Also, you can try a simpler change that takes periodic updates configuration into account. In oppose to percieved performance penalty, it actually adds very little overhead.


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