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Control.PreviewKeyDown Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs before the KeyDown event when a key is pressed while focus is on this control.

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

Public Event PreviewKeyDown As PreviewKeyDownEventHandler
Dim instance As Control
Dim handler As PreviewKeyDownEventHandler

AddHandler instance.PreviewKeyDown, handler

/** @event */
public void add_PreviewKeyDown (PreviewKeyDownEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_PreviewKeyDown (PreviewKeyDownEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

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