TabStrip captures arrow keys, ProcessCmdKey will not override that behavior

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  1. David
    David avatar
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    Member since:
    Jul 2010

    Posted 14 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    I'm working with 2010 Q1, and I cannot override ProcessCmdKey to trap the left and right arrow key events.  It will work in a form without the tabstrip, but not in a form with a tabstrip.  Is this a known issue?

    My project is pretty far along using this version, and converting to the new version would basically require writing a new project and copying the code over.  The automatic upgrade stuff in 2010 Q2 SP1 is not appearing, probably due to the fact that my project uses Q1 dlls.  Replacing those dlls with Q2 versions causes a multitude of errors to appear.

    Any ideas?


  2. Stefan
    Stefan avatar
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    Posted 20 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    Thank you for writing.

    You could try to override ProcessCmdKey as shown in the following code snippet:
    protected override bool ProcessCmdKey(ref Message msg, Keys keyData)
            if (keyData == Keys.Left)
                base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);
                return false;
            return base.ProcessCmdKey(ref msg, keyData);
    This will prevent from stopping the event forwarding to radTabStrip1.KeyDown event and you will be able to catch in there, as shown in the next code snippet:
    void radTabStrip1_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
        if (e.KeyData == Keys.Left)
    //Left arrow is pressed. Do something

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