Bug 9091 - Console.KeyAvailable returns true when it shouldn't if a modifier key is pressed
Summary: Console.KeyAvailable returns true when it shouldn't if a modifier key is pressed
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: mscorlib ()
Version: 2.10.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-20 14:30 UTC by derrickcreamer
Modified: 2013-02-04 10:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description derrickcreamer 2012-12-20 14:30:51 UTC
Using Mono 2.10.2 on Windows 7.

Console.KeyAvailable returns true as soon as a modifier key(ctrl, alt, or shift) is pressed. This only seems to affect Mono on Windows; on Linux it worked as expected.

When running the source code below, I expect KeyAvailable to be false until a (full) valid keypress is available - that is, a valid keypress that can be consumed by Console.ReadKey().

Instead, upon pressing CTRL, ALT, or SHIFT, I see the message indicating "KeyAvailable is true". The program then waits until I input a valid keypress that can be read by ReadKey().

The code works as expected with Mono+Linux and .NET+Windows. The problem only appears on Mono+Windows.

Source code to reproduce:

using System;
namespace KeyAvailableBugReport{
	class MainClass{
		public static void Main (string[] args){
					Console.WriteLine("KeyAvailable is true");
			Console.WriteLine ("Keypress registered");
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2013-02-04 10:52:17 UTC
Fixed in master