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IMEMode Property

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Specifies the default run time mode of theInput Method Editor (IME) for a control. This property applies only to applications written for East Asia and is ignored in other applications. Syntaxobject. IMEMode [= fmIMEMode ] The IMEMode property syntax has these parts:

PartDescription
objectRequired. A valid object.
fmIMEModeOptional. The mode of the Input Method Editor (IME).

Settings The settings for fmIMEMode are:

ConstantValueDescription
fmIMEModeNoControl0Does not control IME (default).
fmIMEModeOn1IME on.
fmIMEModeOff2IME off. English mode.
fmIMEModeDisable3IME off. User can't turn on IME by keyboard.
fmIMEModeHiragana4IME on with Full-width Hiragana mode.
fmIMEModeKatakana5IME on with Full-width Katakana mode.
fmIMEModeKatakanaHalf6IME on with Half-width Katakana mode.
fmIMEModeAlphaFull7IME on with Full-width Alphanumeric mode.
fmIMEModeAlpha8IME on with Half-width Alphanumeric mode.
fmIMEModeHangulFull9IME on with Full-width Hangul mode.
fmIMEModeHangul10IME on with Half-width Hangul mode.

The fmIMEModeNoControl setting indicates that the mode of the IME does not change when the control receivesfocus at run time. For any other value, the mode of the IME is set to the value specified by the IMEMode property when the control receives focus at run time. Remarks There are two ways to set the mode of the IME. One is through the toolbar of the IME. The other is with the IMEMode property of a control, which sets or returns the current mode of the IME. This property allows dynamic control of the IME through code. The following example explains how IMEMode interacts with the toolbar of the IME. Assume that you have designed a form with TextBox1 and CheckBox1. You have set TextBox1.IMEMode to 0, and you have set CheckBox1.IMEMode to 1. While in design mode you have used the IME toolbar to put the IME in mode 2. When you run the form, the IME begins in mode 2. If you click TextBox1, the IME mode does not change because IMEMode for this control is 0. If you click CheckBox1, the IME changes to mode 1, because IMEMode for this control is 1. If you click again on TextBox1, the IME remains in mode 1 ( IMEMode is 0, so the IME retains its last setting). However, you can override IMEMode. For example, assume you click CheckBox1 and the IME enters mode 1, as defined by IMEMode for the CheckBox. If you then use the IME toolbar to put the IME in mode 3, then the IME will be set to mode 3 anytime you click the control. This does not change the value of the property, it overrides the property until the next time you run the form.

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