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Control.ProcessDialogChar Method

Processes a dialog character.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[UIPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Window = UIPermissionWindow.AllWindows)]
[UIPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Window = UIPermissionWindow.AllWindows)]
protected virtual bool ProcessDialogChar(
	char charCode
)

Parameters

charCode
Type: System.Char
The character to process.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the character was processed by the control; otherwise, false.

This method is called during message preprocessing to handle dialog characters, such as control mnemonics. This method is called only if the IsInputChar method indicates that the control is not processing the character. The ProcessDialogChar method simply sends the character to the parent's ProcessDialogChar method, or returns false if the control has no parent. The Form class overrides this method to perform actual processing of dialog characters. This method is only called when the control is hosted in a Windows Forms application or as an ActiveX control.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding the ProcessDialogChar method in a derived class, a control should return true to indicate that it has processed the character. For characters that are not processed by the control, the result of calling the base class's ProcessDialogChar method should be returned. Controls will seldom, if ever, need to override this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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