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using keyboard input to move picture box

Posted on 2006-11-10
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I am trying to write code to move a picture box by pressing the left, right, up or down arrows .

I have tried the following code:

    Private Sub Form1_KeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles Me.KeyPress
        Label1.Text = e.KeyChar
        If e.KeyChar = "a" Then
            pb1.Left = 100
        End If

    End Sub

This works if I use "A" on the keyboard or program it for any other letter but does not work for up, down, left and right arrows. There does not seem to be a value in e.keyChar. What would be the easiest code to move the picture box using these keys?

thanks
Max
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 250 total points
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you need to use the keyDown event instead of the Keypress event:

    Private Sub Form1_KeyDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyDown
        if e.KeyCode = Keys.Left then
           pb1.left = 100
        end if
    End Sub
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