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HotSpot.AccessKey Property

Gets or sets the access key that allows you to quickly navigate to the HotSpot region.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public virtual string AccessKey { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The access key for quick navigation to the HotSpot region. The default value is Empty, which indicates that this property is not set.


The specified access key is neither null, an empty string (""), nor a single character string.

Use the AccessKey property to specify the keyboard shortcut for a HotSpot region. This allows you to navigate quickly to the region by pressing the ALT key and the key for the specified character on the keyboard. For example, setting the access key of a HotSpot region to the string "D" indicates that the user can navigate to the control by pressing ALT+D.

Only a single character string is allowed for the AccessKey property. If you attempt to set this property to a value that is neither null, Empty, nor a single character string, an exception is thrown.


This property is supported only in Internet Explorer 4.0 and later.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

How to: Check Accessibility of Web Pages in Visual Web DeveloperBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.