MenuItem.InputGestureText Property

Sets the text describing an input gesture that will call the command tied to the specified item. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public string InputGestureText { get; set; }
<object InputGestureText="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text that describes the input gesture, such as Ctrl+C for the Copy command. The default is an empty string ("").

Identifier field

InputGestureTextProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

This property does not associate the input gesture with the menu item; it simply adds text to the menu item. The application must handle the user's input to carry out the action. For information on how to associate a command with a menu item, see Command.

The following examples show how to use the InputGestureText property to assign keyboard shortcuts text to menu items.

<MenuItem Header="_Cut" InputGestureText="Ctrl+X"/>
<MenuItem Header="_Find" InputGestureText="Ctrl+F"/>
mia = new MenuItem();
mia.Header = "_Cut";
mia.InputGestureText = "Ctrl+X";
mi.Items.Add(mia);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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