ToolStripDropDownItem.ProcessDialogKey(Keys) Method


Processes a dialog key.

protected public:
 override bool ProcessDialogKey(System::Windows::Forms::Keys keyData);
protected internal override bool ProcessDialogKey (System.Windows.Forms.Keys keyData);
override this.ProcessDialogKey : System.Windows.Forms.Keys -> bool
Protected Friend Overrides Function ProcessDialogKey (keyData As Keys) As Boolean



One of the Keys values that represents the key to process.


true if the key was processed by the item; otherwise, false.


This method is called during message preprocessing to handle the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, ENTER, and SPACEBAR keys in order to navigate the hierarchy of drop-down menus.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding the ProcessDialogKey(Keys) method in a derived class, the overriding implementation should return true to indicate that it has processed the key. Derived classes will seldom, if ever, need to override this method.

Applies to