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I'm trapping the Escape key in the KeyUp event of one of my forms. There is also another item that shows a windows for user input using the ShowDialog() method (I need it to block, that's why it's a dialog). The problem is that when the user presses escape on the dialog the parent window seems to get the event (and closes the form, as it should). I can't seem to find a way to detect if the escape press came from the dialog or not.. Obviously I only want the dialog to close (and return Cancel) - I don't want the opening window to see the Escape press event at all if possible but I'd like to be able to tell that it came from the dialog so I can add a conditional in there that will prevent the form close.

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I think that dialog is closed by Esc KeyDown using standard dialog support - CancelButton. Instead of this handle Esc KeyUp event in the dialog and close it.
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That's it!

Gosh, I'm sure glad you have your thinking cap on today - mine is at the house I guess..

Thanks very much!

As a side note, when I press escape on the dialog and trap the event in the KeyUp, I do get a "beep", the one you get when trying to type somewhere you shouldn't in a windows application.

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Another solution is to close form in Esc Keydown event. In this case you don't need to change dialog.
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