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Posted 7 years ago by Michael Janulaitis - SpectorSoft
Version: 12.1.0304
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I have a UserControl which contains a BarManager and a Menu Bar with several commands.  Some of these commands have keyboard shortcuts assigned, e.g. Del, Ctrl-C, etc.  I am unable to get the shortcuts to trigger.  If I however move the same BarManager and Menu Bar to a windows form the shortcuts work.  How can I get the shortcuts to work from within a UserControl?

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Answer - Posted 7 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Michael,

I believe you need to set the BarManager.HostContainerControl property to something valid that already has an ancestor Form, otherwise keyboard shortcuts won't be examined.  In addition, only one BarManager can be registered with a Form at a time.  So if you have multiple BarManagers, then the others will be excluded from watching keyboard shortcuts.


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The latest build of this product (v2020.1 build 0400) was released 2 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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