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Disable Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C

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Last Modified: 2013-11-27
Hello Experts

I need to disable the ability of users to select and copy text in a Rich Text Control using Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C.

How do I go about this?

Many thanks
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Set the ShortCutsEnabled property to False.

Wayne
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        public bool PreFilterMessage(ref Message m)
        {
            if (m.Msg == WM_KEYDOWN)
            {
                return HandleKeys((Keys)((int)m.WParam) & Keys.KeyCode);
            }
            return false;
        }
        public bool HandleKeys(Keys keycode)
        {
            bool ret = true;
            switch (keycode)
            {
                case Keys.Alt | Keys.F4: this.Close();break;
                case Keys.Alt | Keys.N: MoveInList(Direction.FORWARD); break;
                case Keys.Alt | Keys.B: MoveInList(Direction.BACKWORD); break;
                //.........
                default: ret = false; break;
            }
            return ret;
        }

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Thank you webtubbs. Worked first time.

BTW. It is good to see a moderator remind a contributor that a submission should add value to the question and should also address specifics such as programming language. Too many times you see a question asking for a response in (e.g.) VB.Net only to find loads of answers in some other language.
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