Exit when ESC is pressed

I have a pair of questions, but I think the answer to both is similar:

1) I have a window with several textboxes and buttons. I want the window to close (and the program to end) when the ESC button is pressed. Currently, I'm adding a KeyPress event to all controls, checking if the pressed button is ESC, which is not the wisest method! I hope there is a way to tell the window (or the Panel in which all those textboxes and buttons are located) to check each keypress. Is it possible?

2) In the same window, when the user presses ENTER button, no matter which textbox has the focus, I want a default button to be pressed (I mean, I want to call the SUB which handles the Press event of the default button.) Is this possible as well?

Please advice
Huji
LVL 14
hujiAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

AlexFMCommented:
See Form.CancelButton Property and Form.AcceptButton properties - they do exactly what you need.
To close form by Esc add Close button and write Me.Close in this button handler. Set Form's CancelButton Property to this button.
Set Form's AcceptButton Property to default button.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
hujiAuthor Commented:
OK. So I will make a hidden button and test it.
0
x50FadeCommented:
Why do you want to hide it, all forms should theoretically have a "cancel" or "exit" button?
0
DEEPESHCommented:
Just like in VB6 you can make a default button which will be pressed when enter key is pressed anywhere in the form here you set AcceptButton property of the form you can select the button from the drop downlist which you want to be pressed on Enter key stroke and similarly for Esc button set cancelbutton .
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.