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I need to set shortcuts for forms. normally we can set shortcuts using form_keydown event.

Now I want to fix the shortcuts from DB.

Assume Ctrl+Alt+P is set to a form.

I can read the value from DB. now i am having "Ctrl+Alt+P" in a string Variable.

How can We assign this as shortcut for a certain form???

Thanks & Regards,

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Wendelius 11-May-12 11:29am    
Good link!
Maciej Los 11-May-12 11:46am    
Thank you ;)
Sandeep Mewara 12-May-12 5:53am    
Good link1 5!
Maciej Los 12-May-12 6:01am    
Thank you ;)
If you store the shortcuts in the database as a string, you can split the string based on + character and then map each element to proper enumeration in Keys[^].

As you have already done, use the KeyPreview property set to true and check for shortcuts in proper form event.

However, I feel that storing the shortcuts as text in the database is a bit awkward. Could you should consider a different kind of table design, for example shortcut key and 'boolean' columns for ALT, SHIFT etc or even use the Keys enumerations, possibly as rows instead of columns....
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Maciej Los 11-May-12 11:52am    
Good answer, my 5!
Wendelius 11-May-12 13:56pm    
Thanks :)
Sandeep Mewara 12-May-12 5:53am    
Nice suggestion. 5!
Wendelius 12-May-12 6:04am    
Thanks :)

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