AcceleratorKey Attached Property

AutomationProperties.AcceleratorKey Attached Property

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets the accelerator key string for the element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Automation
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

See GetAcceleratorKey, SetAcceleratorKey
<object AutomationProperties.AcceleratorKey="keyString"/>

Property Value

Type: System.String
The accelerator key string for the element.

Windows Phone does not support accelerator keys directly. If an application responds to keyboard events to provide shortcut key behavior, it should return a string that contains the keyboard shortcut combination. For example, for an element that can copy text to the clipboard, this attached property might be set to the value "CTRL+C". The + sign is commonly used to denote the combination of keys.

AutomationProperties.AcceleratorKey reports the information as a string. The actual key handling would be done by writing a handler for KeyDown or KeyUp on the control class, or in some cases by overriding any existing OnKeyDown or OnKeyUp from base classes.

Control implementations might already implement accelerator key behavior. If you are consuming a third part control, you may need to consult available documentation for that control to determine if there is existing key handling when you use a control instance in your application. The purpose of AutomationProperties.AcceleratorKey and the System.Windows.Automation.AutomationProperties attached properties is to provide instance values for behavior that are not already present or defined in the control definition or a control's applied generic template.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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