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How do I change a button from being controlled by the mouse click to a keystrok

Posted on 1998-06-19
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I am trying to create a way to make something execute from a keystroke.  My idea is create
a command button and then figure out a way to make the command button work by pushing
for instance cntrl & t instead of clicking on it with the mouse.  Once this is done I can hide
the command button on the form and the function will work.
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Question by:kellyegg
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by:jjmartin
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There is no need to create a hidden button.  On your form, set the keypreview proporty to true.  Then in the keydown event of that form, put in the code that will check for the specific keys you want.
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electrick earned 30 total points
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jjmartin's comment is true, although if you want to
use a command button, you can set it's Default property to True
then as long as it has focus the "Enter" key will trigger the
Click event.  It MUST have focus to work though.
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