UpDownBase.InterceptArrowKeys Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select values.

public:
 property bool InterceptArrowKeys { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool InterceptArrowKeys { get; set; }
member this.InterceptArrowKeys : bool with get, set
Public Property InterceptArrowKeys As Boolean

Property Value

true if the control allows the use of the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select values; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Examples

The following code example uses the derived class NumericUpDown and sets some of its properties derived from UpDownBase. This code requires that you have a NumericUpDown control named numericUpDown1, two ComboBox controls named comboBox1 and comboBox2, and three CheckBox controls named checkBox1, checkBox2, and checkBox2 created on a form. Add the following items to comboBox1: None, Fixed3D, and FixedSingle. Add the following items to comboBox2: Left, Right, and Center.

The code allows you to change the property values at run time and see how each affects the appearance and behavior of the spin box.

void comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   // Set the BorderStyle property.
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox1->Text, "Fixed3D" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->BorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::BorderStyle::Fixed3D;
   }
   else
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox1->Text, "None" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->BorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::BorderStyle::None;
   }
   else
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox1->Text, "FixedSingle" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->BorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::BorderStyle::FixedSingle;
   }
}

void comboBox2_SelectedIndexChanged( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   // Set the TextAlign property.    
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox2->Text, "Right" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment::Right;
   }
   else
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox1->Text, "Left" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment::Left;
   }
   else
   if (  !String::Compare( comboBox1->Text, "Center" ) )
   {
      numericUpDown1->TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment::Center;
   }
}

void checkBox1_Click( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   // Evaluate and toggle the ReadOnly property.
   if ( numericUpDown1->ReadOnly )
   {
      numericUpDown1->ReadOnly = false;
   }
   else
   {
      numericUpDown1->ReadOnly = true;
   }
}

void checkBox2_Click( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   // Evaluate and toggle the InterceptArrowKeys property.
   if ( numericUpDown1->InterceptArrowKeys )
   {
      numericUpDown1->InterceptArrowKeys = false;
   }
   else
   {
      numericUpDown1->InterceptArrowKeys = true;
   }
}

void checkBox3_Click( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
{
   // Evaluate and toggle the UpDownAlign property.
   if ( numericUpDown1->UpDownAlign == LeftRightAlignment::Left )
   {
      numericUpDown1->UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment::Right;
   }
   else
   {
      numericUpDown1->UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment::Left;
   }
}
private void comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, 
                                             EventArgs e)
 {
      // Set the BorderStyle property.
     switch(comboBox1.Text)
     {
         case "Fixed3D":
             numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
             break;
         case "None":
             numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.None;
             break;
         case "FixedSingle":
             numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
             break;
     }
 }
 
 private void comboBox2_SelectedIndexChanged(Object sender, 
                                             EventArgs e)
 {
      // Set the TextAlign property.    
     switch (comboBox2.Text)
     {
         case "Right":
             numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Right;
             break;
         case "Left":
             numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
             break;
         case "Center":
             numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center;
             break;
     }
 }
 
 private void checkBox1_Click(Object sender, 
                              EventArgs e)
 {
      // Evaluate and toggle the ReadOnly property.
     if (numericUpDown1.ReadOnly)
     {
         numericUpDown1.ReadOnly = false;
     }
     else
     {
         numericUpDown1.ReadOnly = true;
     }
 }
 
 private void checkBox2_Click(Object sender, 
                              EventArgs e)
 {
      // Evaluate and toggle the InterceptArrowKeys property.
     if (numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys)
     {  
         numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys = false;
     }
     else
     {
         numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys = true;
     }
 }
 
 private void checkBox3_Click(Object sender, 
                              EventArgs e)
 {
      // Evaluate and toggle the UpDownAlign property.
     if (numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign == LeftRightAlignment.Left)
     {
         numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment.Right;
     }
     else
     {
         numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment.Left;
     }
 }
 
Private Sub comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    ' Set the BorderStyle property.
    Select Case comboBox1.Text
        Case "Fixed3D"
            numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D
        Case "None"
            numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.None
        Case "FixedSingle"
            numericUpDown1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle
    End Select
End Sub    

Private Sub comboBox2_SelectedIndexChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    ' Set the TextAlign property.    
    Select Case comboBox2.Text
        Case "Right"
            numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Right
        Case "Left"
            numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left
        Case "Center"
            numericUpDown1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Center
    End Select
End Sub    

Private Sub checkBox1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    ' Evaluate and toggle the ReadOnly property.
    If numericUpDown1.ReadOnly Then
        numericUpDown1.ReadOnly = False
    Else
        numericUpDown1.ReadOnly = True
    End If
End Sub    

Private Sub checkBox2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    ' Evaluate and toggle the InterceptArrowKeys property.
    If numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys Then
        numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys = False
    Else
        numericUpDown1.InterceptArrowKeys = True
    End If
End Sub    

Private Sub checkBox3_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
    ' Evaluate and toggle the UpDownAlign property.
    If numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment.Left Then
        numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment.Right
    Else
        numericUpDown1.UpDownAlign = LeftRightAlignment.Left
    End If
End Sub

Remarks

If the InterceptArrowKeys property is set to true and the spin box (also known as an up-down control) has focus, the user can use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select values.

Applies to