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Keyboard Accelerators and the Alt Key

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF
 

I note that controls in WPF can have accelerators, assigned using the "_" character, as in,   "myButton.Content = "_DoSomething".  Typically, when the above accelerator is assigned, pressing the "Alt" key first displays the accelerator.  Then pressing "D" does the action, pressing the button, in this case. 

I want to programmatically fire the "Alt" key event, so that the user does not have to first press Alt.  I recognize that there is a display properties option for this, but each user will have their unique setting and I do not want to alter their display properties. 

I've tried code of this form:

 

 KeyEventArgs e1 = new KeyEventArgs(Keyboard.PrimaryDevice, Keyboard.PrimaryDevice.ActiveSource, 0, Key.LeftAlt);

e1.RoutedEvent = Keyboard.KeyDownEvent;

myButton.RaiseEvent(e1);

But it doesn't quite do the trick.   Can anyone h


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