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How can I use the KeysBindingDialog to bind a keystroke combination to any standard or custom command?


This samples helps you to know, how to bind a keystroke combination to any command.

Please refer to the code snippets below and the sample attached to know how to bind a keystroke combination to any command.


private void menuItem1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)




//Event that is raised when class registers commands for KeyBinding

this.editControl1.RegisteringKeyCommands += new System.EventHandler(this.editControl1_RegisteringKeyCommands);

//Event that is raised when class registers default KeyBinding

this.editControl1.RegisteringDefaultKeyBindings += new


// Bind the action name to the action using the RegisteringKeyCommands and ProcessCommandEventHandler events

private void editControl1_RegisteringKeyCommands(object sender, System.EventArgs e)


this.editControl1.Commands.Add( "File.SaveCommand" ).ProcessCommand +=

new ProcessCommandEventHandler( Command_Save );


// Bind key combinations to the action name using the RegisteringDefaultKeyBindings event

private void editControl1_RegisteringDefaultKeyBindings(object sender, System.EventArgs e)


this.editControl1.KeyBinder.BindToCommand( Keys.Control | Keys.S, "File.SaveCommand" );


// Define the action that needs to be performed

private void Command_Save()





Private Sub menuItem1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles menuItem1.Click


End Sub

Private Sub editControl1_RegisteringKeyCommands(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

Handles editControl1.RegisteringKeyCommands

AddHandler editControl1.Commands.Add("File.SaveCommand").ProcessCommand, AddressOf Command_Save

End sub

Private Sub Command_Save()


End Sub

Private Sub editControl1_RegisteringDefaultKeyBindings(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

Handles editControl1.RegisteringDefaultKeyBindings

Me.editControl1.KeyBinder.BindToCommand(Keys.Control Or Keys.S, "File.SaveCommand")

End sub

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
315 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 Windows Forms EditControl
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