ShortcutKeys Property

ToolStripMenuItem.ShortcutKeys Property


Gets or sets the shortcut keys associated with the ToolStripMenuItem.

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

member ShortcutKeys : Keys with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Keys

One of the Keys values. The default is None.

Exception Condition

The property was not set to one of the Keys values.

Use the ShortcutKeys property to assign a key combination to a menu command, such as CTRL+C for the Copy command. You can use shortcut keys instead of or in addition to access keys, which are underscored letters in menus or menu items used with the ALT key. Define access keys in code by typing an ampersand (&) before the letter you want to use for an access key.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ShortcutKeys property to assign the key combination CTRL+P to a menu item called printToolStripMenuItem. For the complete example, see How to: Add Web Browser Capabilities to a Windows Forms Application.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Return to top
© 2015 Microsoft