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ConsoleKeyInfo Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the ConsoleKeyInfo structure using the specified character, console key, and modifier keys.

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

public ConsoleKeyInfo(
	char keyChar,
	ConsoleKey key,
	bool shift,
	bool alt,
	bool control


Type: System.Char

The Unicode character that corresponds to the key parameter.

Type: System.ConsoleKey

The console key that corresponds to the keyChar parameter.

Type: System.Boolean

true to indicate that a SHIFT key was pressed; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Boolean

true to indicate that an ALT key was pressed; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Boolean

true to indicate that a CTRL key was pressed; otherwise, false.


The numeric value of the key parameter is less than 0 or greater than 255.

This 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 ConsoleKeyInfo type does not specify whether the left or right SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL modifier key was pressed.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0