Disable keytips or catch the alt key

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  1. David Dorst
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    Member since:
    Aug 2009

    Posted 27 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hello again,

    actually it is neccessary for us to perform another action if the alt-key is pressed. For example Alt+F1 performs an action and so on. But if we are pressing the alt-key, only the keytips of the ribbon are showing up and no other command is executed. But we need the keytips too, so is it possible to show the keytips only then if absolutely no other key is pressed (may on the keyup event and not at the keydown)?

  2. Nikolay
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    1805 posts

    Posted 01 Sep 2010 Link to this post

    Hello David Dorst,

    Thank you for the question.

    You can disable the KeyTips by setting the EnableKeyMap property to false:
    this.radRibbonBar1.EnableKeyMap = false;

    Please note that you should set it by code, because currently we have issues with setting it at design-time.

    As to the scenario where you are getting a different behavior by the Alt + F1 key combination, this is possible thanks to RadShortcuts. For additional information, please refer to this article. For your convenience, I created a sample project that demonstrates the approach.

    I hope this helps.

    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team
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  3. John
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    Member since:
    Jan 2012

    Posted 19 Jan 2012 Link to this post


    I am at a loss trying to disable ribbon keys tips in MS Office and was hoping to get some help here. I am not a Telerik customer so I know it may be a long shot and I don't have a lot of information on the problem I am experiencing but here is what is happening.

    I have two end users who have the ribbon key tips pop up on them randomly when they use any MS Office products, most notably Outlook and Word. As they are typing, the key tips pop up (I have witnessed this and verified that they are not hitting the alt key) and interrupt their typing. It is a very sporadic problem and will happen sometimes several times per minute.

    I would like to be able to disable the key tips altogether but am not versed in programming languages at all. How would I access the
    "this.radRibbonBar1.EnableKeyMap" in order set it to "false"? Is this even a reasonable thing to expect to be able to do?

    I have repaired and reinstalled MS Office and both problems exist on brand new installations of the Office Suite.

    Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

    John Akin

  4. Peter
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    1159 posts

    Posted 24 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi John,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    It looks like your question is related with MS Office. If this is the case, you should address it to Microsoft Support Center. If you have any question regarding RadControls for WinForms, we will be glad to help.

    Kind regards, Peter
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  5. John
    John avatar
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    Jan 2012

    Posted 24 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Thanks for the guidance.
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