Keyboard.PreviewKeyDown Keyboard.PreviewKeyDown Keyboard.PreviewKeyDown Attached Event

Definition

Occurs when a key on the keyboard is pressed.

see AddPreviewKeyDownHandler, and RemovePreviewKeyDownHandler
see AddPreviewKeyDownHandler, and RemovePreviewKeyDownHandler
see AddPreviewKeyDownHandler, and RemovePreviewKeyDownHandler

Remarks

This is an attached event. WPF implements attached events as routed events. Attached events are fundamentally a XAML language concept for referencing events that can be handled on objects that do not define that event, which WPF expands upon by also enabling the event to traverse a route. Attached events do not have a direct handling syntax in code; to attach handlers for a routed event in code, you use a designated Add*Handler method. For details, see Attached Events Overview.

Routed Event Information

Identifier field PreviewKeyDownEvent
Routing strategy Tunneling
Delegate KeyEventHandler
  • The corresponding bubbling event is KeyDown.

Applies to