How to Capture Enter Key or Return Key as Tab in Windows Form
By default VB.NET and C# does not listen on the enter key or return key when you press your keyboard. Those it will not move your cursor to the next control like text box. Instead a tab key is used to navigate to other control in your windows form.
A simple ProcessCmdKey Overrides function is necessary to capture this event. Allowing you to use the Tab key as the enter/return key equivalent.
Here’s the code:
- Protected Overrides Function ProcessCmdKey(ByRef msg As System.Windows.Forms.Message, ByVal keyData As System.Windows.Forms.Keys) As Boolean
- Select Case msg.WParam.ToInt32()
- Case 13 ' enter Key
- If TypeOf Me.ActiveControl Is TextBox Then
- Return True
- End If
- End Select
- Return MyBase.ProcessCmdKey(msg, keyData)
- End Function 'ProcessCmdKey
The code above also work on VB.NET 2008.
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