ConsoleModifiers ConsoleModifiers ConsoleModifiers ConsoleModifiers Enum

Definition

Represents the SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL modifier keys on a keyboard.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

public enum class ConsoleModifiers
[System.Flags]
[Serializable]
public enum ConsoleModifiers
type ConsoleModifiers = 
Public Enum ConsoleModifiers
Inheritance
ConsoleModifiersConsoleModifiersConsoleModifiersConsoleModifiers
Attributes
FlagsAttribute SerializableAttribute

Fields

Alt Alt Alt Alt 1

The left or right ALT modifier key.

Control Control Control Control 4

The left or right CTRL modifier key.

Shift Shift Shift Shift 2

The left or right SHIFT modifier key.

Examples

The following code example reads a key and determines whether one or more modifier keys was pressed.

using namespace System;

void main()
{
   ConsoleKeyInfo cki;
   // Prevent example from ending if CTL+C is pressed.
   Console::TreatControlCAsInput = true;

   Console::WriteLine("Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.");
   Console::WriteLine("Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit: \n");
   do 
   {
      cki = Console::ReadKey();
      Console::Write(" --- You pressed ");
      if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers::Alt) != ConsoleModifiers()) Console::Write("ALT+");
      if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers::Shift) != ConsoleModifiers()) Console::Write("SHIFT+");
      if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers::Control) != ConsoleModifiers()) Console::Write("CTL+");
      Console::WriteLine(cki.Key.ToString());
   } while (cki.Key != ConsoleKey::Escape);
}
// This example displays output similar to the following:
//       Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.
//       Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit:
//       
//       a --- You pressed A 
//       k --- You pressed ALT+K 
//       ► --- You pressed CTL+P 
//         --- You pressed RightArrow 
//       R --- You pressed SHIFT+R 
//                --- You pressed CTL+I 
//       j --- You pressed ALT+J 
//       O --- You pressed SHIFT+O 
//       § --- You pressed CTL+U }
using System;

class Example 
{
   public static void Main() 
   {
      ConsoleKeyInfo cki;
      // Prevent example from ending if CTL+C is pressed.
      Console.TreatControlCAsInput = true;

      Console.WriteLine("Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.");
      Console.WriteLine("Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit: \n");
      do 
      {
         cki = Console.ReadKey();
         Console.Write(" --- You pressed ");
         if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers.Alt) != 0) Console.Write("ALT+");
         if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers.Shift) != 0) Console.Write("SHIFT+");
         if((cki.Modifiers & ConsoleModifiers.Control) != 0) Console.Write("CTL+");
         Console.WriteLine(cki.Key.ToString());
       } while (cki.Key != ConsoleKey.Escape);
    }
}
// This example displays output similar to the following:
//       Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.
//       Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit:
//       
//       a --- You pressed A 
//       k --- You pressed ALT+K 
//       ► --- You pressed CTL+P 
//         --- You pressed RightArrow 
//       R --- You pressed SHIFT+R 
//                --- You pressed CTL+I 
//       j --- You pressed ALT+J 
//       O --- You pressed SHIFT+O 
//       § --- You pressed CTL+U 
Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim cki As ConsoleKeyInfo
      ' Prevent example from ending if CTL+C is pressed.
      Console.TreatControlCAsInput = True

      Console.WriteLine("Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.")
      Console.WriteLine("Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit: " + vbCrLf)
      Do
         cki = Console.ReadKey()
         Console.Write(" --- You pressed ")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Alt) <> 0 Then Console.Write("ALT+")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Shift) <> 0 Then Console.Write("SHIFT+")
         If (cki.Modifiers And ConsoleModifiers.Control) <> 0 Then Console.Write("CTL+")
         Console.WriteLine(cki.Key.ToString)
      Loop While cki.Key <> ConsoleKey.Escape
   End Sub 
End Class 
' This example displays output similar to the following:
'       Press any combination of CTL, ALT, and SHIFT, and a console key.
'       Press the Escape (Esc) key to quit:
'       
'       a --- You pressed A 
'       k --- You pressed ALT+K 
'       ► --- You pressed CTL+P 
'         --- You pressed RightArrow 
'       R --- You pressed SHIFT+R 
'                --- You pressed CTL+I 
'       j --- You pressed ALT+J 
'       O --- You pressed SHIFT+O 
'       § --- You pressed CTL+U 

Remarks

No distinction is made between the left or right SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL keys.

The ConsoleModifiers enumeration is used in conjunction with the ConsoleKeyInfo type.

Applies to

See Also