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PowerShell Tip: Prompt the User for a Key Press
August 21, 2011

How to prompt the user to type a particular key, and pause until that key is typed:

function Pause($Message)
{
Write-Host -NoNewLine $Message

do
{
$key = $Host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")
} while ($key.Character -ne 'Q')

Write-Host
}

...

Pause "Script Finished. Press Q to quit."
Keywords: PowerShell, Prompt, Key, Keystroke, Keypress

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