Hotkey - SPACE BAR

Posted on 2002-04-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I use KeyPreview = True for form

Then have:
Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
If KeyCode = vbKeySpace Then
 etc etc

Problem - if i run the program it performs the keydown event ok but also any command button that has the focus at the time - no good

How to simply get the SPACE BAR to perform something on its own ?
Question by:clapper100497
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DrDelphi earned 400 total points
ID: 6970326
Try this:

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
If KeyCode = 32 Then
   MsgBox "Space key pressed"
   KeyCode = 0
End If

Good luck!!

Author Comment

ID: 6970333
KeyCode = 0 did the trick !
Well done and thanks !!!!

Author Comment

ID: 6970335
Thanks for such a simple solution
Appreciated !!!

Expert Comment

ID: 6970342


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