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KeyGesture Constructor (Key, ModifierKeys)

Initializes a new instance of the KeyGesture class with the specified Key and ModifierKeys.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public KeyGesture(
	Key key,
	ModifierKeys modifiers


Type: System.Windows.Input.Key
The key associated with the gesture.
Type: System.Windows.Input.ModifierKeys
The modifier keys associated with the gesture.


modifiers is not a valid ModifierKeys


key is not a valid Key.


key and modifiers do not form a valid KeyGesture.

In most cases, a KeyGesture must be associated with one or more ModifierKeys. The exceptions to this rule are the function keys and the numeric keypad keys, which can be a valid KeyGesture by themselves.

The following example shows how to use this constructor to create a KeyGesture and associate it with a KeyBinding. The KeyBinding is then added to the InputBindingCollection of a Window.

KeyGesture CloseCmdKeyGesture = new KeyGesture(
    Key.L, ModifierKeys.Alt);

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


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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