Keyboard.ShiftKeyDown Property


Gets a value that indicates whether a SHIFT key is down.

 property bool ShiftKeyDown { bool get(); };
public bool ShiftKeyDown { get; }
member this.ShiftKeyDown : bool
Public ReadOnly Property ShiftKeyDown As Boolean

Property Value


True if a SHIFT key is down; otherwise, False.


This example uses the My.Computer.Keyboard.ShiftKeyDown property to determine if one of the computer's SHIFT keys is down.

If My.Computer.Keyboard.ShiftKeyDown Then
    MsgBox("SHIFT key down")
    MsgBox("SHIFT key up")
End If


The My.Computer.Keyboard.ShiftKeyDown property provides functionality similar to the ModifierKeys property.

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No

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