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Hi there,

I'm trying to handle some shortcut keys within my application and I
can't seem to get the code to work when you are trying to action
against a ctrl + other character.

I found a post
that appears to help a lot but it doesn't seem to work with the ctrl

here's the snippet of code I am working with, which was modified from
the thread mentioned above:

protected override bool ProcessDialogKe y(Keys keyData)
if (keyData == Keys.ControlKey && keyData == Keys.G)
ReassignAssessm ent();
else if (keyData == Keys.Insert)
ToggleReadUnrea d();

return base.ProcessDia logKey(keyData) ;

This method seems to be fired on every key press, so I don't even get
a chance to press "G" as the method has already fired on ctrl. Even
when I run without debugging it's showing no signs of executing.

The value of keydata when I do debug is 131089, which if I look at the
MSDN help could match to the value of Keys.Control (131072) +
Keys.ControlKey (17)

Are there any alternatives that I could try to get this to work?


Emma Middlebrook

May 24 '07 #1
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On May 24, 1:54 pm, Emma Middlebrook <e.middlebr...@ googlemail.com>
This method seems to be fired on every key press, so I don't even get
a chance to press "G" as the method has already fired on ctrl. Even
when I run without debugging it's showing no signs of executing.
You need to use:

if (keyData == (Keys.G | Keys.Control))

This will trigger if G and Ctrl are pressed, but won't trigger on:


May 24 '07 #2

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