RibbonButton.KeyTip Property


Gets or sets the keyboard shortcut of the button.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common.dll)

string KeyTip { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that represents the keyboard shortcut of the button.

A KeyTip must be from 1 to 3 uppercase characters, and must not contain spaces, tabs, or newline characters.

KeyTips are sometimes known as access keys or accelerators and are used as shortcut key combinations that activate controls. KeyTips appear on the Ribbon when you press the ALT key. If your KeyTip conflicts with KeyTips for built-in controls or from other add-ins, Microsoft Office might assign non-conflicting KeyTip values automatically.

For more information, see Use the keyboard to work with Ribbon programs.

The following example assigns a KeyTip to a button and a check box.

To run this code example, you must first perform the following steps:

  1. Add a Ribbon (Visual Designer) item to a project created by using Office development tools in Visual Studio.

  2. Add a group to the custom tab.

  3. Add a button and a check box to the group.

private void AssignKeyTips()
    tab1.KeyTip = "Z";
    button1.KeyTip = "A1";
    checkBox1.KeyTip = "A2";
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