Is it possible to determine whether the user is holding the <CTRL> key down when he/she clicks a ToolStripButton?

In a Win Forms app written in C# (Visual Studio 2017)...

Is it possible to determine whether the user is holding the <CTRL> key down when he/she clicks a ToolStripButton? Is so, how?

In the button's event handler I would like to perform conditional actions, dependent upon whether the <CTRL> key has been held down or not

Many Thanks
Adrian2504Asked:
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
from:from:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14946912/detecting-ctrlleft-mouse-button-in-mousedown-event-handler

    void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
    {
        if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Left && (ModifierKeys & Keys.Control) == Keys.Control)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("Control key was held down.");
        }
    }

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The target shouldn't matter (EG: form versus a control).
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Adrian2504Author Commented:
That work great. Thanks.
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
Auto close.  User had agreed the solution worked just didn't close the question.
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