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AccessibleObject.KeyboardShortcut Property

Gets the shortcut key or access key for the accessible object.

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

public virtual string KeyboardShortcut { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The shortcut key or access key for the accessible object, or null if there is no shortcut key associated with the object.

ExceptionCondition
COMException

The shortcut for the control cannot be retrieved.

An access key, also known as a mnemonic, is an underlined character in the text of a menu, menu item, label of a button, or some other control. For example, a user can display a menu by pressing the ALT key while also pressing the indicated underlined key, such as ALT+F, to open the File menu. To use the access key of a menu item, the menu containing the item must be active. Controls such as toolbar buttons and menu items often have an associated shortcut key. A menu item can have both an access key and a shortcut key associated with it. If the value of the KeyboardShortcut property is a single character, you can assume it is an access key.

Notes to Inheritors

All objects that have a shortcut key or access key should support this property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.
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