Console.ForegroundColor Visual Studio in Menu->View->Output tab
When I am writing console application I can change console background or foreground color and make some data more conspicuous.
But when I am writeing non-console application and I use Console.WriteLine it display data in View->Output tab as BLACK text only.
Sometimes I have to copy a lot of data from Output and use it in elsewhere like Excel.
I think it would be a little better when I will be able to use colors in Output tab. I will easily see if there is any Debug exceptions in other color between my data.
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Shrirang Vaze commented
yes. This is pretty much an important feature for developers and Testers who need to go through thousands of messages in the standard console output.
In Coded UI test I use Console.Writeline method in writing the output to the standard output by using a try catch, If I can display the error messages in color it will be easy to identify.
I typically use Debug.Print in WinForms apps.. so adding a .ForgroundColor property to the Debug class would be a great compliment / requirement.