C# – Listen for key press in .NET console app

c++, console-application

How can I continue to run my console application until a key press (like Esc is pressed?)

I'm assuming its wrapped around a while loop. I don't like ReadKey as it blocks operation and asks for a key, rather than just continue and listen for the key press.

How can this be done?

Best Solution

Use Console.KeyAvailable so that you only call ReadKey when you know it won't block:

Console.WriteLine("Press ESC to stop");do {    while (! Console.KeyAvailable) {        // Do something   }       } while (Console.ReadKey(true).Key != ConsoleKey.Escape);