AutomationProperties.GetAcceleratorKey Method

Gets the value of the AutomationProperties.AcceleratorKey attached property for the specified DependencyObject.

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

public static string GetAcceleratorKey(
	DependencyObject element


Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The DependencyObject to check.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The accelerator key, as a string.


element is invalid value.


element is null.

Silverlight does not support accelerator keys directly. If an application responds to keyboard events to provide shortcut key behavior, it should return a string that contains the keyboard shortcut combination. For example, for an element that can copy text to the clipboard, this attached property might be set to the value "CTRL+C".

Important noteImportant Note:

Silverlight is often hosted within a browser. The browser host might not report all possible key events to the Silverlight input system, often because the browser host might handle that key event itself. For details on this concept, see "Browser Hosts and Key Events" section of Keyboard Support.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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