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BarItem.ItemShortcut Property

Gets or sets the shortcut used to access associated links using the keyboard.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: BarShortcut
A BarShortcut object specifying the key combination used to access links associated with this item.

Expanded Remarks

You can respond to link clicks by handling the ItemClick or BarManager.ItemClick event. The same events are raised when pressing the key combination specified by the ItemShortcut property. So, you can use this property to set the key combination that invokes the functionality of links associated with the item.

Note that pressing the specified key combination doesn't cause any visual effect. This means that links don't appear depressed when using shortcuts. Shortcuts cannot be used to expand sub-menus.

At runtime, you should use the properties and methods of the BarShortcut object to set the key combination. If setting the ItemShortcut property value at design time, you can use the combo box to select one of the predefined shortcuts. You can also choose (custom) to invoke the custom shortcut editor. This editor enables you to specify the item's shortcut directly by pressing it. Note that up to two successive combinations can be specified. For instance, you can use the CTRL+J, CTRL+K sequence to access links associated with an item.

To provide a custom display string for the shortcut, use the ShortcutKeyDisplayString property.

Item shortcuts are displayed for items when an item is displayed within a popup menu or sub-menu, and the menu's MenuDrawMode property is set to SmallImagesText.

Note

Do not assign system shortcuts to bar items. For instance, the Ctrl+A shortcut is used to select text in a text box. The Ctrl+C shortcut is used to copy the selected text. The Esc shortcut is used to close dropdown windows. Do not assign these shortcuts and such to bar items. Otherwise, conflicts and unpredictable results may occur.

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