PreviewKeyDownEventArgs PreviewKeyDownEventArgs PreviewKeyDownEventArgs PreviewKeyDownEventArgs Class

Definition

Provides data for the PreviewKeyDown event.

public ref class PreviewKeyDownEventArgs : EventArgs
public class PreviewKeyDownEventArgs : EventArgs
type PreviewKeyDownEventArgs = class
    inherit EventArgs
Public Class PreviewKeyDownEventArgs
Inherits EventArgs
Inheritance
PreviewKeyDownEventArgsPreviewKeyDownEventArgsPreviewKeyDownEventArgsPreviewKeyDownEventArgs

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of this type. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the 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 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 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

Remarks

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Constructors

PreviewKeyDownEventArgs(Keys) PreviewKeyDownEventArgs(Keys) PreviewKeyDownEventArgs(Keys) PreviewKeyDownEventArgs(Keys)

Initializes a new instance of the PreviewKeyDownEventArgs class with the specified key.

Properties

Alt Alt Alt Alt

Gets a value indicating whether the ALT key was pressed.

Control Control Control Control

Gets a value indicating whether the CTRL key was pressed.

IsInputKey IsInputKey IsInputKey IsInputKey

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a key is a regular input key.

KeyCode KeyCode KeyCode KeyCode

Gets the keyboard code for a KeyDown or KeyUp event.

KeyData KeyData KeyData KeyData

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

KeyValue KeyValue KeyValue KeyValue

Gets the keyboard value for a KeyDown or KeyUp event.

Modifiers Modifiers Modifiers Modifiers

Gets the modifier flags for a KeyDown or KeyUp event.

Shift Shift Shift Shift

Gets a value indicating whether the SHIFT key was pressed.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also