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MS Access - Capture pressed key onclick

Posted on 2016-10-05
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I have a form with a button.  When I click the button I need to be able to tell if CRTL was pressed at the time the button was clicked.
I'm trying to add this hidden feature where holding down CRTL and clicking a button does something different than just clicking the button.

Is there a way to do that?
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Question by:keschuster
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Ferruccio Accalai earned 250 total points
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Use the mousedown event
Private Sub Command2_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
If (Shift And acCtrlMask) Then
    MsgBox "CTRL key down and button clicked", vbInformation
Else
    MsgBox "You clicked just the button", vbInformation
End If
End Sub

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acShiftMask The bit mask for the SHIFT key.
acCtrlMask The bit mask for the CTRL key.
acAltMask The bit mask for the ALT key.
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by:ste5an
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Use the MouseDown or MouseUp event of the button. You can determine whether shift, alt or ctrl was pressed by evaluating the Shift parameter:

Private Sub btnYourButton_MouseUp(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)

  Dim CtrlOnlyPressed As Boolean
  
  CtrlOnlyPressed = (Shift And acCtrlMask = acCtrlMask)

End Sub

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by:keschuster
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thanks guys
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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Just wondering what assistance can give a comment substantially identical than the above .
Anyway glad to have helped you
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