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HelpEventArgs Class

Provides data for the HelpRequested event.

System::Object
  System::EventArgs
    System.Windows.Forms::HelpEventArgs

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class HelpEventArgs : public EventArgs

The HelpEventArgs type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodHelpEventArgsInitializes a new instance of the HelpEventArgs class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyHandledGets or sets a value indicating whether the help event was handled.
Public propertyMousePosGets the screen coordinates of the mouse pointer.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The HelpRequested event occurs when the user requests help for a control. A HelpEventArgs object specifies the screen coordinates of the mouse pointer and whether the event was handled.

For information about the event model, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following example demonstrates handling the HelpRequested event to display custom Help content on a form containing four address fields. The HelpRequested event is raised either by pressing the F1 key with the focus in an address field, or by the using the context-sensitive Help button and clicking the Help cursor on an address field. The Handled property is set to true to indicate that the HelpRequested event is handled. The example also demonstrates storing the Help text in the Control::Tag property.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
{
private:
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ addressTextBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label2;
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ cityTextBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label3;
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ stateTextBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ zipTextBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ helpLabel;

public:
   Form1()
   {
      this->addressTextBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;
      this->helpLabel = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label2 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->cityTextBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;
      this->label3 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->stateTextBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;
      this->zipTextBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;

      // Help Label 
      this->helpLabel->BorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::BorderStyle::Fixed3D;
      this->helpLabel->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 8, 80 );
      this->helpLabel->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 272, 72 );
      this->helpLabel->Text = "Click on any control to give it focus, and then press F1 to display help for that control.  Alternately, you can click the help button at the top of the dialog and then click on a control.";

      // Address Label 
      this->label2->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 16, 8 );
      this->label2->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 100, 16 );
      this->label2->Text = "Address:";

      // Comma Label 
      this->label3->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 136, 56 );
      this->label3->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 16, 16 );
      this->label3->Text = ", ";

      // Address TextBox 
      this->addressTextBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 16, 24 );
      this->addressTextBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 264, 20 );
      this->addressTextBox->TabIndex = 0;
      this->addressTextBox->Tag = "Enter the street address in this text box.";
      this->addressTextBox->Text = "";
      this->addressTextBox->HelpRequested += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::HelpEventHandler( this, &Form1::textBox_HelpRequested );

      // City TextBox 
      this->cityTextBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 16, 48 );
      this->cityTextBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 120, 20 );
      this->cityTextBox->TabIndex = 3;
      this->cityTextBox->Tag = "Enter the city here.";
      this->cityTextBox->Text = "";
      this->cityTextBox->HelpRequested += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::HelpEventHandler( this, &Form1::textBox_HelpRequested );

      // State TextBox 
      this->stateTextBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 152, 48 );
      this->stateTextBox->MaxLength = 2;
      this->stateTextBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 32, 20 );
      this->stateTextBox->TabIndex = 5;
      this->stateTextBox->Tag = "Enter the state in this text box.";
      this->stateTextBox->Text = "";
      this->stateTextBox->HelpRequested += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::HelpEventHandler( this, &Form1::textBox_HelpRequested );

      // Zip TextBox 
      this->zipTextBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 192, 48 );
      this->zipTextBox->Name = "zipTextBox";
      this->zipTextBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 88, 20 );
      this->zipTextBox->TabIndex = 6;
      this->zipTextBox->Tag = "Enter the zip code here.";
      this->zipTextBox->Text = "";
      this->zipTextBox->HelpRequested += gcnew System::Windows::Forms::HelpEventHandler( this, &Form1::textBox_HelpRequested );

      // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form. 
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 292, 160 );
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp0 = {this->zipTextBox,this->stateTextBox,this->label3,this->cityTextBox,this->label2,this->helpLabel,this->addressTextBox};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp0 );
      this->FormBorderStyle = System::Windows::Forms::FormBorderStyle::FixedDialog;
      this->HelpButton = true;
      this->MaximizeBox = false;
      this->MinimizeBox = false;
      this->Text = "Help Event Demonstration";
   }


private:
   void textBox_HelpRequested( Object^ sender, System::Windows::Forms::HelpEventArgs^ hlpevent )
   {

      // This event is raised when the F1 key is pressed or the 
      // Help cursor is clicked on any of the address fields. 
      // The Help text for the field is in the control's 
      // Tag property. It is retrieved and displayed in the label.
      Control^ requestingControl = dynamic_cast<Control^>(sender);
      helpLabel->Text = dynamic_cast<String^>(requestingControl->Tag);
      hlpevent->Handled = true;
   }

};


[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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