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How do I get a VB5 form's KeyUp event to fire when none of
its controls are enabled or have focus?  I've got the KeyPreview property set to True, but the KeyUp event does not fire.

My form has one control on it: a WebBrowser control.  Unless I explicitly click the control first, the form's KeyUp will never fire.

To see this behavior, create a new application.  On the main form, drop a WebBrowser control.  Then add the following code:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    WebBrowser1.Navigate "d:\somepage.htm"
End Sub

Private Sub Form_KeyUp(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    Beep
End Sub

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Question by:Keysoft
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anthonyc earned 400 total points
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Seems like a bug in MS to me.  Try this:

private sub form_activate()
  static boolLoad as boolean

  if not boolLoad then
     webbrowser1.setfocus
     boolLoad = true
  end if
end sub
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by:anthonyc
ID: 1457806
reject this answer, it doesn't work
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by:anthonyc
ID: 1457807
Here is a work around (not a pretty one)

1)  Add a picture box to the form
2)  Make the picture box borderstyle flat
3)  Place the webbrowser control inside the picture box
4)  Add this code to the form_load

    WebBrowser1.Move 0, 0, Picture1.ScaleWidth, Picture1.ScaleHeight

5)  Add this form_activate

Private Sub form_activate()
  Static boolLoad As Boolean

  If Not boolLoad Then
     Picture1.SetFocus
     DoEvents
     boolLoad = True
  End If
End Sub




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