How do I add key shortcut to my ListBox control to open selected items?

I'm rewriting an application (converting from VB to C#). The application contains a list box, which contain file names. In the old VB application if a user clicked Ctrl+b while one of the the files in the list was highlighted it would open the file up in a text box. I'd rather just open the file up in a notepad, but I'm comfortable doin it either way. Just need to know how to add that functionality to the listbox item so that when its selected/highlighted and the user clicks Ctrl+b it will open the file.
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Michael SterlingWeb Applications DeveloperAsked:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
You can hook into the KeyDown event for the form and check the key combination being pressed:
private void Form1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
{
    // check for Ctrl+B
    if (e.Control && e.KeyCode == Keys.B)
    {
        // check if an item is selected
        if (listBox1.SelectedIndex > -1)
        {
            MessageBox.Show(listBox1.SelectedItem.ToString());
        }
    }
}

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You also need to make sure the KeyPreview property of the Form is set to True.
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Michael SterlingWeb Applications DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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