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TextBoxBase.ShortcutsEnabled Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the defined shortcuts are enabled.

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

Public Overridable Property ShortcutsEnabled As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to enable the shortcuts; otherwise, false.

Use the ShortcutsEnabled property to enable or disable the following shortcut key combinations and the control’s shortcut menu:

  • CTRL+Z

  • CTRL+E

  • CTRL+C

  • CTRL+Y

  • CTRL+X


  • CTRL+V


  • CTRL+A


  • CTRL+L


  • CTRL+R

You can override this property to specify other shortcut keys.


The TextBox control does not support the CTRL+A shortcut key when the Multiline property value is true.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

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