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Move a control using the up and down arrows.

Posted on 2006-11-18
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 I want to build a PONG game and use the up and down arrows to move the paddles (picturebox with white backcolor sahped like pong paddle with no picture). I have tried the following code with no success. It doesn't seem like an event is being triggered by the Form_Keydown event. What am I missing?

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(ByVal KeyCode As Integer, ByVal Shift As Integer)

      Form1.ActiveForm.KeyPreview = True

      Select Case KeyCode
         Case 38
            pic1.Top -= 10
         Case 40
            pic1.Top += 10
      End Select

   End Sub
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Question by:JayneBR
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MrClyfar earned 500 total points
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Hi there.

Your better off using the KeyPress event of the Form, rather then KeyDown. Try experimenting with it to see how it goes for you.

Jas.
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by:JayneBR
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Well, you got me thinking and I changed the signature of the keydown event when I changed the parameters. So I used the forms built-in keydown event and it works as designed. Here is the code:

 Private Sub Form1_KeyDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyDown

      Form1.ActiveForm.KeyPreview = True

      Select Case e.KeyCode
         Case 38
            pic1.Top -= 10
         Case 40
            pic1.Top += 10
      End Select

   End Sub
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