We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to browse, then you agree to our privacy policy and cookie policy. Image for the cookie policy date
Unfortunately, activation email could not send to your email. Please try again.
Syncfusion Feedback

How to detect whether a 'CTRL' key or a 'SHIFT' key is down in WinForms GridControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl
Tags: keyhandling

Handle the Shift and Ctrl key

To know whether the CTRL or SHIFT key is currently down or not, you can find out by using the following codes.


void gridControl1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    // Checks whether the Ctrl key is down.
    if ((Control.ModifierKeys & Keys.Control) != 0)
        Console.WriteLine("Control Key is down");
    //Checks whether the Shift key is down.
    if ((Control.ModifierKeys & Keys.Shift) != 0)
        Console.WriteLine("Shift Key is down");


Private Sub gridControl1_MouseDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MouseEventArgs)
    'Checks whether the Ctrl key is down.
    If (Control.ModifierKeys And Keys.Control) <> 0 Then
        Console.WriteLine("Control Key is down")
    End If
    'Checks whether the Shift key is down.
    If (Control.ModifierKeys And Keys.Shift) <> 0 Then
        Console.WriteLine("Shift Key is down")
    End If
End Sub


GridControl with shift and control keys in WinForms Grid Control

Figure 1: Grid Control with Shift and Control keys handling


C#: KeyHandling-CS.zip

VB: KeyHandling-VB.zip

2X faster development

The ultimate WinForms UI toolkit to boost your development speed.
You must log in to leave a comment

Please sign in to access our KB

This page will automatically be redirected to the sign-in page in 10 seconds.

Up arrow icon

Warning Icon You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer that may not display all features of this and other websites. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or newer for a better experience.Close Icon

Live Chat Icon For mobile