KeysConverter Class

Provides a TypeConverter to convert Keys objects to and from other representations.

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

public class KeysConverter : TypeConverter, IComparer
public class KeysConverter extends TypeConverter implements IComparer
public class KeysConverter extends TypeConverter implements IComparer
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Most commonly, the KeysConverter type converter is used to convert Keys instances to and from their corresponding localized String representations.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the KeysConverter class to convert a KeyCode to a String. This example assumes that you have a TextBox named TextBox1 on a Form named Form1.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.1, 1.0