the prompt to give the user. For example, "Your name: ".
the character to show back to the user as they type. The default value of dchar.init shows the user their own input back normally. Passing 0 here will disable echo entirely, like a Unix password prompt. Or you might also try '*' to do a password prompt that shows the number of characters input to the user.
the initial data to populate the edit buffer
Terminal terminal = Terminal(ConsoleOutputType.linear); terminal.lineGetter = new LineGetter(&terminal, "my_history"); auto line = terminal.getline("$ "); terminal.writeln(line);
You really shouldn't call this if stdin isn't actually a user-interactive terminal! So if you expect people to pipe data to your app, check for that or use something else. See stdinIsTerminal.
The echoChar parameter was added on October 11, 2021 (dub v10.4).
The prompt would not take effect if it was null prior to November 12, 2021. Before then, a null prompt would just leave the previous prompt string in place on the object. After that, the prompt is always set to the argument, including turning it off if you pass null (which is the default).
Always pass a string if you want it to display a string.
The prefilledData (and overload with it as second param) was added on January 1, 2023 (dub v10.10 / v11.0).
Gets a line, including user editing. Convenience method around the LineGetter class and RealTimeConsoleInput facilities - use them if you need more control.