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InputBinding.Gesture Property

Gets or sets the InputGesture associated with this input binding.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public virtual InputGesture Gesture { get; set; }
<inputBindingDerivedClass>
  <inputBindingDerivedClass.Gesture>
    <inputGestureImplementation/>
  </inputBindingDerivedClass.Gesture>
</inputBindingDerivedClass>
<KeyBinding Gesture="KeyGesture"/>- or -<MouseBinding Gesture="MouseGesture"/>- or -<inputBindingDerivedClass Gesture="InputGesture"/>

XAML Values

inputBindingDerivedClass

A derived class of InputBinding that supports object element syntax, such as KeyBinding or MouseBinding. See Remarks.

inputGestureImplementation

A custom derived class of InputGesture that supports object element syntax.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Input.InputGesture
The associated gesture. The default is null.

The input gesture is the action that invokes the command. Examples of input gestures in WPF are KeyGesture and MouseGesture. A KeyGesture is a combination of a Key and a set of ModifierKeys. A MouseGesture is a combination of a MouseAction and a set of ModifierKeys.

The InputBinding class itself does not support XAML usage, because it does not expose a public default constructor (there is a default constructor, but it is protected). However, derived classes can expose a public constructor and thus can set properties that are inherited from InputBinding with a XAML usage. Two existing InputBinding derived classes that can be instantiated in XAML and can set properties in XAML are KeyBinding and MouseBinding.

The following example shows how to use a KeyBinding to bind a KeyGesture to a RoutedCommand. When the KeyGesture ALT+L is pressed, the Close command is invoked.

<KeyBinding Modifiers="Alt"
            Key="L"
            Command="ApplicationCommands.Close" />
KeyGesture CloseCmdKeyGesture = new KeyGesture(
    Key.L, ModifierKeys.Alt);

KeyBinding CloseKeyBinding = new KeyBinding(
    ApplicationCommands.Close, CloseCmdKeyGesture);

this.InputBindings.Add(CloseKeyBinding);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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