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MenuItem::Shortcut Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the shortcut key associated with the menu item.

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

property Shortcut Shortcut {
	Shortcut get ();
	void set (Shortcut value);

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::Shortcut
One of the Shortcut values. The default is Shortcut.None.


The assigned value is not one of the Shortcut values.

Shortcut keys provide a method for users to activate frequently used menu items in your menu system and to provide keyboard access to your application for those users who do not have access to a mouse or other pointer device.

The following code example creates a menu item, sets the caption, assigns a shortcut key, makes the menu item visible, and shows the shortcut key display for the menu item. The example requires that a MenuItem has been created that is named menuItem1.

   void SetupMyMenuItem()
      // Set the caption for the menu item.
      menuItem1->Text = "&New";
      // Assign a shortcut key.
      menuItem1->Shortcut = Shortcut::CtrlN;
      // Make the menu item visible.
      menuItem1->Visible = true;
      // Display the shortcut key combination.
      menuItem1->ShowShortcut = true;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0