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MenuItem.InputGestureText Property

Sets the text describing an input gesture that will call the command tied to the specified item.

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

public string InputGestureText { get; set; }
<object InputGestureText="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text that describes the input gesture, such as Ctrl+C for the Copy command. The default is an empty string ("").

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


This property does not associate the input gesture with the menu item; it simply adds text to the menu item. The application must handle the user's input to carry out the action. For information on how to associate a command with a menu item, see Command.

The following examples show how to use the InputGestureText property to assign keyboard shortcuts text to menu items.

<MenuItem Header="_Cut" InputGestureText="Ctrl+X"/>
<MenuItem Header="_Find" InputGestureText="Ctrl+F"/>

mia = new MenuItem();
mia.Header = "_Cut";
mia.InputGestureText = "Ctrl+X";

.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.