HtmlElement.KeyDown Event

Occurs when the user presses a key on the keyboard.

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

public event HtmlElementEventHandler KeyDown

KeyDown occurs before KeyPress, which in turns occurs before KeyUp.

You can cancel the default action for a KeyDown event on an element by setting the ReturnValue property of the HtmlElementEventArgs class to true.

A KeyDown event on an element will also occur on that element's parent elements and on the HtmlDocument class itself, unless you set the BubbleEvent property of the HtmlElementEventArgs class to true.

For more information about the difference between canceling event bubbling and canceling the default action on an event, see About the DHTML Object Model.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the KeyDown event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing MessageBox.Show with Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of type HtmlElement named HtmlElement1. Then ensure that the event handler is associated with the KeyDown event.

private void HtmlElement1_KeyDown(Object sender, HtmlElementEventArgs e) {

System.Text.StringBuilder messageBoxCS = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "MouseButtonsPressed", e.MouseButtonsPressed );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ClientMousePosition", e.ClientMousePosition );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "OffsetMousePosition", e.OffsetMousePosition );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "MousePosition", e.MousePosition );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "BubbleEvent", e.BubbleEvent );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "KeyPressedCode", e.KeyPressedCode );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "AltKeyPressed", e.AltKeyPressed );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "CtrlKeyPressed", e.CtrlKeyPressed );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ShiftKeyPressed", e.ShiftKeyPressed );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "EventType", e.EventType );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ReturnValue", e.ReturnValue );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "FromElement", e.FromElement );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
messageBoxCS.AppendFormat("{0} = {1}", "ToElement", e.ToElement );
messageBoxCS.AppendLine();
MessageBox.Show(messageBoxCS.ToString(), "KeyDown Event" );
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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