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Is there an easy way to enable the Ctrl-A key to work in a VB.NET text box?

Posted on 2004-08-15
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I want to be able to select all text within a text box in VB.NET.  CTRL-A does not work by default. Is there a simple way to enable it?
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You can add this to your form (don't know if there's an easier way):

    Private Sub TextBox1_KeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles TextBox1.KeyPress
        If (e.KeyChar = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Chr(1)) Then
            TextBox1.SelectAll()
            e.Handled = True
        End If
    End Sub
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by:fowlow
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Great answer.
Worked nicely.

Tim
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