Martin Delille Martin Delille - 1 month ago 11
C# Question

Up, Down, Left and Right arrow keys do not trigger KeyDown event

I am building an application where all the key input must be handled by the windows itself.

I set tabstop to false for each control witch could grab the focus except a panel (but I don't know if it has effect).

I set KeyPreview to true and I am handling the KeyDown event on this form.

My problem is that sometimes the arrow key aren't responsive anymore:


  • The keydown event is not fired when I pressed only an arrow key.

  • The keydown event is fired if I press an arrow key with the control modifier.



Have you an idea why my arrow key suddenly stop firing event?

Answer
    protected override bool IsInputKey(Keys keyData)
    {
        switch (keyData)
        {
            case Keys.Right:
            case Keys.Left:
            case Keys.Up:
            case Keys.Down:
                return true;
            case Keys.Shift | Keys.Right:
            case Keys.Shift | Keys.Left:
            case Keys.Shift | Keys.Up:
            case Keys.Shift | Keys.Down:
                return true;
        }
        return base.IsInputKey(keyData);
    }
    protected override void OnKeyDown(KeyEventArgs e)
    {
        base.OnKeyDown(e);
        switch (e.KeyCode)
        {
            case Keys.Left:
            case Keys.Right:
            case Keys.Up:
            case Keys.Down:
                if (e.Shift)
                {

                }
                else
                {
                }
                break;                
        }
    }