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Control.ModifierKeys Property

Gets a value indicating which of the modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT) is in a pressed state.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

Public Shared ReadOnly Property ModifierKeys As Keys
Dim value As Keys

value = Control.ModifierKeys

/** @property */
public static Keys get_ModifierKeys ()

public static function get ModifierKeys () : Keys

Not applicable.

Property Value

A bitwise combination of the Keys values. The default is None.

The following code example hides a button when the CTRL key is pressed while the button is clicked. This example requires that you have a Button named button1 on a Form.

Private Sub button1_Click(sender As Object, _
  e As EventArgs) Handles button1.Click
   ' If the CTRL key is pressed when the 
   ' control is clicked, hide the control. 
   If Control.ModifierKeys = Keys.Control Then
      CType(sender, Control).Hide()
   End If
End Sub

private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    /* If the CTRL key is pressed when the 
       control is clicked, hide the control. 
    if (Control.get_ModifierKeys().Equals(Keys.Control)) {
} //button1_Click

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0