OnPreviewKeyDown Method
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Control.OnPreviewKeyDown Method

Raises the PreviewKeyDown event.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

protected virtual void OnPreviewKeyDown (
	PreviewKeyDownEventArgs e
protected void OnPreviewKeyDown (
	PreviewKeyDownEventArgs e
protected function OnPreviewKeyDown (
	e : PreviewKeyDownEventArgs
Not applicable.



A PreviewKeyDownEventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnPreviewKeyDown method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors: When overriding OnPreviewKeyDown in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnPreviewKeyDown method so that registered delegates receive the event.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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