MenuItem.Shortcut Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating the shortcut key associated with the menu item.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::Shortcut Shortcut { System::Windows::Forms::Shortcut get(); void set(System::Windows::Forms::Shortcut value); };
public System.Windows.Forms.Shortcut Shortcut { get; set; }
member this.Shortcut : System.Windows.Forms.Shortcut with get, set
Public Property Shortcut As Shortcut

Property Value

One of the Shortcut values. The default is Shortcut.None.

Exceptions

The assigned value is not one of the Shortcut values.

Examples

The following code example creates a menu item, sets the caption, assigns a shortcut key, makes the menu item visible, and shows the shortcut key display for the menu item. The example requires that a MenuItem has been created that is named menuItem1.

public:
   void SetupMyMenuItem()
   {
      // Set the caption for the menu item.
      menuItem1->Text = "&New";
      // Assign a shortcut key.
      menuItem1->Shortcut = Shortcut::CtrlN;
      // Make the menu item visible.
      menuItem1->Visible = true;
      // Display the shortcut key combination.
      menuItem1->ShowShortcut = true;
   }
public void SetupMyMenuItem()
{
   // Set the caption for the menu item.
   menuItem1.Text = "&New";
   // Assign a shortcut key.
   menuItem1.Shortcut = Shortcut.CtrlN;
   // Make the menu item visible.
   menuItem1.Visible = true;
   // Display the shortcut key combination.
   menuItem1.ShowShortcut = true;
}
  
Public Sub SetupMyMenuItem()
    ' Set the caption for the menu item.
    menuItem1.Text = "&New"
    ' Assign a shortcut key.
    menuItem1.Shortcut = Shortcut.CtrlN
    ' Make the menu item visible.
    menuItem1.Visible = True
    ' Display the shortcut key combination.
    menuItem1.ShowShortcut = True
End Sub

Remarks

Shortcut keys provide a method for users to activate frequently used menu items in your menu system and to provide keyboard access to your application for those users who do not have access to a mouse or other pointer device.

Applies to

See also