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ConsoleSpecialKey Enumeration

Specifies combinations of modifier and console keys that can interrupt the current process.

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

[<SerializableAttribute>]
type ConsoleSpecialKey

Member nameDescription
ControlBreakThe ConsoleModifiers.Control modifier key plus the BREAK console key.
ControlCThe ConsoleModifiers.Control modifier key plus the ConsoleKey.C console key.

The ConsoleCancelEventArgs.SpecialKey property returns the ConsoleSpecialKey enumeration type.

Simultaneously pressing certain key combinations signals the operating system to interrupt the currently running process. The two valid key combinations are ConsoleModifiers.Control plus BREAK (CTRL+BREAK) and ConsoleModifiers.Control plus ConsoleKey.C (CTRL+C).

The following code example displays the ConsoleSpecialKey value that invokes the associated event handler.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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