StringFormat.HotkeyPrefix Property

Definition

Gets or sets the HotkeyPrefix object for this StringFormat object.

public:
 property System::Drawing::Text::HotkeyPrefix HotkeyPrefix { System::Drawing::Text::HotkeyPrefix get(); void set(System::Drawing::Text::HotkeyPrefix value); };
public System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix HotkeyPrefix { get; set; }
member this.HotkeyPrefix : System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix with get, set
Public Property HotkeyPrefix As HotkeyPrefix

Property Value

HotkeyPrefix

The HotkeyPrefix object for this StringFormat object, the default is None.

Examples

The following code example shows how to set a keyboard shortcut using the HotkeyPrefix property. It also demonstrates how to use the FromSystemColor method. To run this example, paste the code into a form, handle the form's Paint event and call the following method, passing e as PaintEventArgs.

private:
   void ShowHotKey( PaintEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Declare the string with a keyboard shortcut.
      String^ text = "&Click Here";

      // Declare a new StringFormat.
      StringFormat^ format = gcnew StringFormat;

      // Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
      format->HotkeyPrefix = System::Drawing::Text::HotkeyPrefix::Show;

      // Draw the string.
      Brush^ theBrush = SystemBrushes::FromSystemColor( SystemColors::Highlight );
      e->Graphics->DrawString( text, this->Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format );
   }
private void ShowHotKey(PaintEventArgs e)
{

    // Declare the string with a keyboard shortcut.
    string text = "&Click Here";

    // Declare a new StringFormat.
    StringFormat format = new StringFormat();

    // Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
    format.HotkeyPrefix = System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix.Show;

    // Draw the string.
    Brush theBrush = 
        SystemBrushes.FromSystemColor(SystemColors.Highlight);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, this.Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format);
}
Private Sub ShowHotKey(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Declare the string with keyboard shortcut.
    Dim text As String = "&Click Here"

    ' Declare a new StringFormat.
    Dim format As New StringFormat

    ' Set the HotkeyPrefix property.
    format.HotkeyPrefix = System.Drawing.Text.HotkeyPrefix.Show

    ' Draw the string.
    Dim theBrush As Brush = _
        SystemBrushes.FromSystemColor(SystemColors.Highlight)
    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, Me.Font, theBrush, 30, 40, format)
End Sub

Remarks

In a graphical user interface, a hot key is the underlined letter in a word (usually combined with another key, such as the Alt key) that you can press on the keyboard to activate the functionality that the word represents.

Applies to