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)
The type is not intended to be created by users. Instead, it is returned to the user in response to calling the Console.ReadKey method.
The object describes 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.
The following code example demonstrates using a object 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
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