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Shortcut Keys on TextBox in VB.NET Winforms

Posted By:Hefin Dsouza       Posted Date: September 25, 2009    Points: 25    Category: General    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

The Article below will demonstrate the use of the KeyDown events for you to enable shortcut keys on a TextBox

The Following Code Has to be written in the KeyDown Event

Private Sub TextBox1_KeyDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles TextBox1.KeyDown
If e.Control Then

If e.KeyCode = Keys.U Then
TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text.ToUpper()

End If

If e.KeyCode = Keys.L Then
TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text.ToLower()
End If

If e.KeyCode = Keys.R Then
Dim st As String
For Each c As Char In TextBox1.Text.Reverse() 'Using the Extension Method of LINQ only works in .NET 3.5
st &= c.ToString()
TextBox1.Text = st
End If

If e.KeyCode = Keys.B Then
TextBox1.Font = New Font(TextBox1.Font, FontStyle.Bold)
End If

If e.KeyCode = Keys.I Then
TextBox1.Font = New Font(TextBox1.Font, FontStyle.Italic)
End If
End If
End Sub
You can add as many Shortcut Keys you want
For ALT key combinations

If e.Alt Then ......
For Shift Key Combinations

If e.Shift Then ......
Hope this Article is Usefull...

Hefin Dsouza
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