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How do I Navigate/Change to the Docking windows using the KeyBoard?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: DockingManager |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: July 10, 2014


Docking Manager has the BrowsingKey property which can be used for this purpose. To Navigate through other docking windows, assign any key listed in the Properties Grid to this property.

The following code snippet illustrates this functionality:


//This will set key F12

this.dockingManager1.BrowsingKey = System.Windows.Forms.Keys.F12 ;

//This will set Ctrl+Shift+F12 as browsing key

dockingManager1.BrowsingKey=((System.Windows.Forms.Keys)(Enum.Parse(typeof(Keys), "F12, Shift, Control")));


'This will set key F12

Me.dockingManager1.BrowsingKey = System.Windows.Forms.Keys.F12

'This will set Ctrl+Shift+F12 as browsing key

Me.DockingManager1.BrowsingKey = CType(Enum.Parse(typeof(Keys), "F12, Shift, Control"),System.Windows.Forms.Keys)

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