AccessibleObject.KeyboardShortcut Property

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

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

public virtual string KeyboardShortcut { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_KeyboardShortcut ()

public function get KeyboardShortcut () : String

Property Value

The shortcut key or access key for the accessible object, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if there is no shortcut key associated with the object.

Exception typeCondition


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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0