PreviewKeyDownEventArgs.KeyData PreviewKeyDownEventArgs.KeyData PreviewKeyDownEventArgs.KeyData PreviewKeyDownEventArgs.KeyData Property

Definition

Gets the key code combined with key modifiers such as the SHIFT, CONTROL, and ALT keys for a KeyDown or KeyUp event.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::Keys KeyData { System::Windows::Forms::Keys get(); };
public System.Windows.Forms.Keys KeyData { get; }
member this.KeyData : System.Windows.Forms.Keys
Public ReadOnly Property KeyData As Keys

Property Value

One of the Keys values.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the Control.PreviewKeyDown event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing MessageBox.Show with Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of a type that inherits from Control, such as a Button or ComboBox. Then name the instance Control1 and ensure that the event handler is associated with the Control.PreviewKeyDown event.

private void Control1_PreviewKeyDown(Object sender, PreviewKeyDownEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Alt", e.Alt );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Control", e.Control );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyCode", e.KeyCode );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyValue", e.KeyValue );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyData", e.KeyData );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Modifiers", e.Modifiers );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Shift", e.Shift );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "IsInputKey", e.IsInputKey );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "PreviewKeyDown Event" );
}
Private Sub Control1_PreviewKeyDown(sender as Object, e as PreviewKeyDownEventArgs) _ 
     Handles Control1.PreviewKeyDown

    Dim messageBoxVB as New System.Text.StringBuilder()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Alt", e.Alt)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Control", e.Control)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyCode", e.KeyCode)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyValue", e.KeyValue)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyData", e.KeyData)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Modifiers", e.Modifiers)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "Shift", e.Shift)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    messageBoxVB.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "IsInputKey", e.IsInputKey)
    messageBoxVB.AppendLine()
    MessageBox.Show(messageBoxVB.ToString(),"PreviewKeyDown Event")

End Sub

Applies to