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AccessText Class

Specifies with an underscore the character that is used as the access key.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public class AccessText extends FrameworkElement implements IAddChild

If your content has multiple underscore characters, only the first one is converted into an AccessKey; the other underscores appear as normal text. If the underscore that you want converted to the access key is not the first underscore, use two consecutive underscores for any underscores that precede the one that you want to convert. For example, the following code contains an access key and displays as _HelloWorld:


Because the underscore that precedes H is a double, the W key registers as the access key.

To use AccessText as a content host in a control style, set RecognizesAccessKey in the ContentPresenter, as this example shows:

<ContentPresenter RecognizesAccessKey="True"/> 

You can use the AccessText tag to create an AccessKey; however, a tag is not necessary. The following example shows how to create an access key with and without the AccessText tag.

<Button Click="edit_Click">
<Button Click="cut_Click">_Cut</Button>

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0