KeyEventArgs.IsDown Property


Gets a value that indicates whether the key referenced by the event is in the down state.

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

public bool IsDown { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the key is down; otherwise, false.

The Keyboard class also provides information about the state of the keys on the keyboard. For instance, the IsKeyDown method returns whether a specified key is down.

The following example checks whether the key associated with an instance of KeyEventArgs is down by obtaining the state of the IsDown property.

// e is an instance of KeyEventArgs.
// btnIsDown is a Button.
if (e.IsDown)
    btnIsDown.Background = Brushes.Red;

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Return to top