Hot Key Control

Forms and Controls

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 5

More information:
This Control creates a Hotkey edit box exported by the MS CommonControl. It looks like a textbox, but if you press one of the the F keys, or Ctrl, or Shift, or Alt, you will see a textual representation of what you typed in the box. For instance, typing Ctrl and R at the same time will put Ctrl + R into the box.

The control, besides demonstrating some advanced API functionality, is possibly useful for defining hot keys. If you want to know how to install Hotkeys, see

To see how the control works, open the .vbg project and place your cursor on the control that looks like a standard, enabled text box (this is actually a window drawn dynamically by the control). Then press one of the F keys along with Ctrl, Shift, or Alt

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.