RoutedEvents: Key Press Events


   
  
<Window x:Class="RoutedEvents.KeyPressEvents"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    Title="KeyPressEvents" Height="400" Width="400" >
    <StackPanel>
          <DockPanel Margin="5">
            <TextBlock Margin="3" >Type here:</TextBlock>
            <TextBox PreviewKeyDown="KeyEvent" KeyDown="KeyEvent" 
                     PreviewKeyUp="KeyEvent" KeyUp="KeyEvent"
                     PreviewTextInput="TextInput"
                     TextChanged="TextChanged"></TextBox>
          </DockPanel>
      <ListBox Margin="5" Name="lstMessages"></ListBox>
      <CheckBox Margin="5" Name="chkIgnoreRepeat">Ignore Repeated Keys</CheckBox>
      <Button Click="cmdClear_Click" HorizontalAlignment="Right">Clear List</Button>
    </StackPanel>
</Window>


//File:Window.xaml.cs
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Data;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Shapes;

namespace RoutedEvents
{
    public partial class KeyPressEvents : System.Windows.Window
    {
        public KeyPressEvents()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
                
        private void KeyEvent(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
        {
            if ((bool)chkIgnoreRepeat.IsChecked &amp;&amp; e.IsRepeat) return;
            
            string message = "Event: " + e.RoutedEvent + " " + " Key: " + e.Key;
            lstMessages.Items.Add(message);            
        }

        private void TextInput(object sender, TextCompositionEventArgs e)
        {
            string message = "Event: " + e.RoutedEvent + " " + " Text: " + e.Text;
            lstMessages.Items.Add(message);
        }

        private void TextChanged(object sender, TextChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            string message = "Event: " + e.RoutedEvent;
            lstMessages.Items.Add(message);
        }

        private void cmdClear_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {            
            lstMessages.Items.Clear();
        }
    }
}