powershell – Press any key to continue

powershell – Press any key to continue

Here is what I use.

Write-Host -NoNewLine Press any key to continue...;
$null = $Host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey(NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown);

Ive created a little Powershell function to emulate MSDOS pause. This handles whether running Powershell ISE or non ISE. (ReadKey does not work in powershell ISE). When running Powershell ISE, this function opens a Windows MessageBox. This can sometimes be confusing, because the MessageBox does not always come to the forefront. Anyway, here it goes:

pause Press any key to continue

Function definition:

Function pause ($message)
    # Check if running Powershell ISE
    if ($psISE)
        Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
        Write-Host $message -ForegroundColor Yellow
        $x = $host.ui.RawUI.ReadKey(NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown)

powershell – Press any key to continue

Check out the ReadKey() method on the System.Console .NET class. I think that will do what youre looking for.



Write-Host -Object (The key that was pressed was: {0} -f [System.Console]::ReadKey().Key.ToString());

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