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Keyboard.IsKeyUp Method

Determines whether the specified key is released.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public static bool IsKeyUp(
	Key key
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.Windows.Input.Key

The key to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if key is in the up state; otherwise, false.

The GetKeyStates method can be used to determine the set of states of a specific key.

The following example shows how to use the IsKeyUp method to determine the state of a specific key. The Return key is passed to the IsKeyUp method. If the method returns true, then the background of a Button is changed.

// Uses the Keyboard.IsKeyUp to determine if a key is up. 
if (Keyboard.IsKeyUp(Key.Return))
    btnIsUp.Background = Brushes.Red;
    btnIsUp.Background = Brushes.AliceBlue;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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