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Why override the onkeypress method when I inherit from the textbox class??

Hi when I''m creating a numeric textbox I have to override the method Onkeypress to prevent a user of the control to use the control''s Keypress event. For example the users of the control could write code like this. Private Sub NumericTextbox1_KeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles NumericTextbox1.KeyPress Me.NumericTextbox1.Text = e.KeyChar End Sub And this spoils the use of the NumericTextbox To prevent this code to happen I have to use the code below in the NumericTextbox''s class. I''m not sure why I have to do it like this, so if anyone can explain that for me I''ll be greatful. What I meen is why I have to use the method Onkeypress to take control of the Keypress event. Protected Overrides Sub OnKeyPress(ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) If Asc(e.KeyChar) = 8 Then ElseIf Not IsNumeric(e.KeyChar) Then e.Handled = True End If End Sub In some books they say I have to have this code also and I don''t know why. I don''t notice any difference if I have this line or not. Public Shadows Event KeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, _ ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) And finally I don''t understand why I have to override the method Onkeypress, because when I''m looking at the textbox class in WinCV.exe, I can''t find the metod Onkeypress. To make the NumericTextbox I inherit from System.Windows.Forms.TextBox. Can anyone help me with these questions. Thanks for your answers Fia

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