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How to make Form Keydown event ignore if in Textbox

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Hi,

I have got a project where I need to detect a key press at any time that the form is open and send out different serial data dependent on the keycode detected.  The form however has text boxes, which I need to be able to type into and not flag up as a form keydown event.

I know in VB5 you could use the following...

If TypeOf Screen.ActiveControl Is TextBox Then
    Exit sub

is there a VB.NET equivalent?

Thanks in advance
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Use something like this. just change thee code to match what you need.

 Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        HandleTextBoxes(Me)
    End Sub
   Private Sub HandleTextBoxes(ByVal container As Control)
        Dim Ctl As Control
        For Each Ctl In container.Controls
            If TypeOf Ctl Is TextBox Then
                AddHandler CType(Ctl, TextBox).TextChanged, AddressOf Me.OnTextboxChange
            ElseIf Ctl.Controls.Count > 0 Then
                HandleTextBoxes(Ctl) ' recurse into another container
            End If
        Next
    End Sub
 
  Public Sub OnTextboxChange(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
        Debug.WriteLine("Text changed in " & sender.name)
    End Sub

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If TypeOf Me.ActiveControl Is TextBox Then
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Found solution myself
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