ConsoleCancelEventArgs Class
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ConsoleCancelEventArgs Class

 

Provides data for the Console.CancelKeyPress event. This class cannot be inherited.

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

System.Object
  System.EventArgs
    System.ConsoleCancelEventArgs

[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class ConsoleCancelEventArgs : EventArgs

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyCancel

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether simultaneously pressing the Control modifier key and the C console key (Ctrl+C) or the Ctrl+Break keys terminates the current process. The default is false, which terminates the current process.

System_CAPS_pubpropertySpecialKey

Gets the combination of modifier and console keys that interrupted the current process.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

A user can interrupt a console application process by simultaneously pressing the Control modifier key and the C console key (Ctrl+C), or the Control modifier key and the Break console key (Ctrl+Break). The .NET Framework consequently provides a ConsoleCancelEventArgs object to the event handler for the Console.CancelKeyPress event to specify whether the process should be cancelled.

If the Cancel property is set to true in the event handler, the process is resumed; otherwise, the process is terminated. By default, the value of the ConsoleCancelEventArgs property is false, and the process terminates.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ConsoleCancelEventArgs class to handle an event.

using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        ConsoleKeyInfo cki;

        Console.Clear();

        // Establish an event handler to process key press events.
        Console.CancelKeyPress += new ConsoleCancelEventHandler(myHandler);
        while (true) {
            Console.Write("Press any key, or 'X' to quit, or ");
            Console.WriteLine("CTRL+C to interrupt the read operation:");

            // Start a console read operation. Do not display the input.
            cki = Console.ReadKey(true);

            // Announce the name of the key that was pressed .
            Console.WriteLine("  Key pressed: {0}\n", cki.Key);

            // Exit if the user pressed the 'X' key.
            if (cki.Key == ConsoleKey.X) break;
        }
    }

    protected static void myHandler(object sender, ConsoleCancelEventArgs args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe read operation has been interrupted.");

        Console.WriteLine("  Key pressed: {0}", args.SpecialKey);

        Console.WriteLine("  Cancel property: {0}", args.Cancel);

        // Set the Cancel property to true to prevent the process from terminating.
        Console.WriteLine("Setting the Cancel property to true...");
        args.Cancel = true;

        // Announce the new value of the Cancel property.
        Console.WriteLine("  Cancel property: {0}", args.Cancel);
        Console.WriteLine("The read operation will resume...\n");
    }
}
// The example displays output similar to the follwoing:
//    Press any key, or 'X' to quit, or CTRL+C to interrupt the read operation:
//      Key pressed: J
//    
//    Press any key, or 'X' to quit, or CTRL+C to interrupt the read operation:
//      Key pressed: Enter
//    
//    Press any key, or 'X' to quit, or CTRL+C to interrupt the read operation:
//    
//    The read operation has been interrupted.
//      Key pressed: ControlC
//      Cancel property: False
//    Setting the Cancel property to true...
//      Cancel property: True
//    The read operation will resume...
//    
//      Key pressed: Q
//    
//    Press any key, or 'X' to quit, or CTRL+C to interrupt the read operation:
//      Key pressed: X

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
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.

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