Hot Key Control (MSAA UI Element Reference)

Hot key controls allow users to enter a combination of keystrokes used as a hot key, which enables them to perform an action quickly. A hot key control displays the keystrokes entered by the user and ensures that the user selects a valid key combination.

The window class name for a hot key control is HOTKEY_CLASS, which is defined as "msctls_hotkey32" in Commctrl.h.

IAccessible Methods

Hot key controls support the following IAccessible methods:

IAccessible Properties

The Hot key controls support the following IAccessible properties:

get_accChildCount The ChildCount property is always zero.
get_accKeyboardShortcut The KeyboardShortcut property is the hot key control's access key, which is an underlined character in the text of the hot key control's label. The returned string contains the access key character appended to the string "Alt+".
get_accName The Name property is the text from a static text control that labels the hot key control.
get_accParent The Parent property is a window ( ROLE_SYSTEM_WINDOW ) that surrounds the control and has the same Name property and window class name as the control.
get_accRole The Role property is ROLE_SYSTEM_HOTKEYFIELD.
get_accState The State property is a combination of one or more of the following values:


get_accValue The Value property is a string that contains the text in the hot key field.


Related topics

IAccessible Interface