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ConsoleKeyInfo.Modifiers Property

Gets a bitwise combination of System.ConsoleModifiers values that specifies one or more modifier keys pressed simultaneously with the console key.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Modifiers As ConsoleModifiers

Property Value

Type: System.ConsoleModifiers
A bitwise combination of the enumeration values. There is no default value.

The following example demonstrates using a Modifiers property in a read operation.

Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim cki As ConsoleKeyInfo
      ' Prevent example from ending if CTL+C is pressed.
      Console.TreatControlCAsInput = True

      Console.WriteLine("Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.")
      Console.WriteLine("Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit: " + vbCrLf)
      Do
         cki = Console.ReadKey()
         Console.Write(" --- You pressed ")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Alt) <> 0 Then Console.Write("ALT+")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Shift) <> 0 Then Console.Write("SHIFT+")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Control) <> 0 Then Console.Write("CTL+")
         Console.WriteLine(cki.Key.ToString)
      Loop While cki.Key <> ConsoleKey.Escape
   End Sub  
End Class  
' This example displays output similar to the following: 
'       Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key. 
'       Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit: 
'        
'       a --- You pressed A  
'       k --- You pressed ALT+K  
'       ► --- You pressed CTL+P  
'         --- You pressed RightArrow  
'       R --- You pressed SHIFT+R  
'                --- You pressed CTL+I  
'       j --- You pressed ALT+J  
'       O --- You pressed SHIFT+O  
'       § --- You pressed CTL+U 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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