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How to Enable ESC to close a dialog box in VB.net

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I'm converting an old app to VB.Net and have many dialog boxes.  How do you enable the ESC key to close a dialog box?
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Set the Form properties

AcceptButton=your searchbutton
CancelButton=your cancelbutton
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"Set the DIALOG Form properties..."
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by:nepaluz
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you can also handle the keydown event to capture

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

        If e.KeyCode = Keys.Escape Then Me.Close()
    End Sub

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by:jackiemeck
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I was unable to get the Subroutine to work (it appears sometimes my DataGridView captures the keypresses), but the AcceptButton/CancelButton solved my problem.  Thanks so much!!
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