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Control.OnPreviewKeyDown Method (PreviewKeyDownEventArgs)


Raises the PreviewKeyDown event.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

	Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
protected virtual void OnPreviewKeyDown(
	PreviewKeyDownEventArgs e


Type: System.Windows.Forms.PreviewKeyDownEventArgs

A PreviewKeyDownEventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Handling and Raising Events.

The OnPreviewKeyDown method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnPreviewKeyDown in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnPreviewKeyDown method so that registered delegates receive the event.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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