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Close Application at Press of Escape Button

, 1 Jul 2011 CPOL
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Your tip is useful for main forms with no close or cancel button. But most time you will want the "escape-close-form-behaviour" only with dialogs. This is the recommended way to do it: (Now i see Indivara already mentioned it in the comments)using System;using...
Your tip is useful for main forms with no close or cancel button. But most time you will want the "escape-close-form-behaviour" only with dialogs. This is the recommended way to do it: (Now i see Indivara already mentioned it in the comments)
 
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
 
namespace CloseByEscape
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            // Create a Dialog like form with an close (=cancel) button
            Form formDialog = new Form();
            Button button = new Button();
            button.Text = "Close";
            //button.DialogResult = DialogResult.Cancel; // you could also set the DialogResult for the Button
            formDialog.CancelButton = button; // Set the close button as CancelButton
            formDialog.Controls.Add(button);
            button.Click += delegate(object sender, EventArgs e)
             {
                 formDialog.Close();
             };
            Application.Run(formDialog);
        }
    }
}

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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 I'd prefer usage of the AcceptButton... PinmemberEduard Keilholz10-Nov-11 22:25 

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