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Receiving keystrokes as soon as a program is launched?

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I have been given the task of optimizing the productivity done by the data entry people. I need to write a few small utilities. The important thing about this task is that the keystrokes needed to accomplish a task must be minimized. When my utility is launched the user needs to be able to start typing data. After the program is launched it has focus, but for some reason I do not receive KeyPress Events in my form. What must I do to fix this?

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Arrummzen
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by:TheAvenger
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What controls do you have on the form? Which of them has the focus? If a text box has a focus, the form will not receive the KeyPress events, but the TextBox will handle them.
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somnatic earned 1000 total points
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on your form .. set the property KeyPreview to true ...

you should then receive all keypresses
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by:Arrummzen
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Thanks. Thats what I needed.

Thank you for your time,
Arrummzen
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