Describes the console key that was pressed, including the character represented by the console key and the state of the SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL modifier keys.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
|ConsoleKeyInfo(Char, ConsoleKey, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean)|
Initializes a new instance of thestructure using the specified character, console key, and modifier keys.
Gets a value indicating whether the specifiedobject is equal to the current object.
Gets a value indicating whether the specified object is equal to the current ValueType.Equals(Object).)object.(Overrides
Returns the hash code for the current ValueType.GetHashCode().)object.(Overrides
Returns the fully qualified type name of this instance.(Inherited from ValueType.)
The Console.ReadKey method.type is not intended to be created by users. Instead, it is returned to the user in response to calling the
The ConsoleKey constant and Unicode character, if any, that correspond to the pressed console key. The object also describes, in a bitwise combination of ConsoleModifiers values, whether one or more SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL modifier keys was pressed simultaneously with the console key.object describes the
The following example demonstrates using aobject 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
Available since 2.0
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.