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Making a button default so works when Enter btn pressed?

Ovatvvon (Programmer)
23 Sep 05 6:59
I have little experience with VB.NET.  Currently working in Visual Studio.NET.  I recall that in VB6, you could set buttons to "default" and "cancel" so they would automatically work when the enter button or esc button was pressed.

Is there a way to do this in VB.NET?  (I don't see it anywhere.)

  -Ovatvvon          

Ovatvvon (Programmer)
23 Sep 05 7:07
Nevermind.  I found it.  

  -Ovatvvon          

jmille34 (Programmer)
10 Nov 05 10:27
Well, what is it??
jmille34 (Programmer)
10 Nov 05 10:31
Nevermind, I found it too.. and I'll POST THE ANSWER

set the "acceptbutton" property on the form to the name of the button
Ovatvvon (Programmer)
10 Nov 05 10:31

You have to go to the properties window when the *form* is highlighted; then there is an option for "AcceptButton".  There, you click on the dropdown list, and it will list all the buttons on the form.  Select the one you want to be the default button when you hit the enter key.

Likewise, a little lower, is a dropdown option for "CancelButton", which selects a button when you hit the Esc key (generally used on the Exit button to end the program).

Hope this helps.  

  -Ovatvvon          

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