Control.ShowKeyboardCues Property

Gets a value indicating whether the user interface is in the appropriate state to show or hide keyboard accelerators.

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

Protected Friend Overridable ReadOnly Property ShowKeyboardCues As Boolean
Dim value As Boolean

value = Me.ShowKeyboardCues

/** @property */
protected boolean get_ShowKeyboardCues ()

protected internal function get ShowKeyboardCues () : boolean

Property Value

true if the keyboard accelerators are visible; otherwise, false.

In controls created in the Windows Forms designer, keyboard accelerators are visible by default.

For more information about this feature, see the WM_QUERYUISTATE, WM_UPDATEUISTATE, and WM_UISF_CHANGEUISTATE topics located in the Windows Platform SDK in the MSDN library at

Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Platform Note: Setting the ShowKeyboardCues property to true causes controls to conform to the Windows 2000 behavior that hides keyboard cues until the user performs a keyboard action.

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