Keyboard.KeyDown Attached Event
Occurs when a key on the keyboard is pressed.
Assembly: PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
This is an attached event. WPF implements attached events as routed events. Attached events are fundamentally a XAML language concept for referencing events that can be handled on objects that do not define that event, which WPF expands upon by also enabling the event to traverse a route. Attached events do not have a direct handling syntax in code; to attach handlers for a routed event in code, you use a designated Add*Handler method. For details, see Attached Events Overview.
<StackPanel> <TextBlock Width="300" Height="20"> Type some text into the TextBox and press the Enter key. </TextBlock> <TextBox Width="300" Height="30" Name="textBox1" KeyDown="OnKeyDownHandler"/> <TextBlock Width="300" Height="100" Name="textBlock1"/> </StackPanel>