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Assign hotkey to textbox for setfocus

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I design a form and there are different labels and textbox. I want to go on specific textbox by pressing Alt+F key from keyboard. How it is possible ?

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by:Otana
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a simple way is to create a command button out of sight, with a shortcut Alt+F, and then in the onclick event set:

text1.setfocus
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VincentLawlor earned 25 total points
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On your main form set KeyPreview = True

In your KeyDown code on the main form

Place the following

Dim AltDown
AltDown = (Shift And vbAltMask) > 0

If KeyCode = vbKeyF Then
  If AltDown Then TextBox1.SetFocus
End If
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by:TimCottee
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If you have a label describing the textbox, you can set the hotkey in the label's caption using the & character as normal. In order for this to work, you must ensure that the tab order (specified by the tabindex property for each control) places the label one place lower than the corresponding textbox:

Label1    TabIndex = 0
Text1     TabIndex = 1

Label1.Caption = "&Hello There"

In this scenario pressing Alt+H would set focus to the text box as the subsequent control in the tab order.
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by:pak_slm
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I prefer your answer because it is code based.
Thanks.
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by:VincentLawlor
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Your welcome
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by:pak_slm
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If i place a button or through label caption then i feel problem because i want more then one hotkey.
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