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RichEditControl.AssignShortcutKeyToCommand(Keys, Keys, RichEditCommandId, Boolean) Method

Assigns a shortcut key to a command. Shortcut key is available for all RichEdit views.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.RichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.RichEdit.v21.2.dll


public void AssignShortcutKeyToCommand(
    Keys key,
    Keys modifier,
    RichEditCommandId commandId,
    bool updateToolTip


Name Type Description
key Keys

A Keys enumeration member specifying a key to assign.

modifier Keys

A Keys enumeration member specifying a modifier key.

commandId RichEditCommandId

A RichEditCommandId enumeration member specifying a command.

updateToolTip Boolean

true to modify a tooltip of the BarItem to which a command is assigned; otherwise, false.


The AssignShortcutKeyToCommand method override enables you to modify a tooltip of the bar item (the BarItem.SuperTip property) in the RichEdit UI so that it displays the correct shortcut information. To do this, set the updateToolTip parameter to true.

Note that the RichEditControl’s shortcuts should be assigned after the control is initialized (e.g. in the Window.Loaded event handler).


If the command already has a shortcut, the AssignShortcutKeyToCommand method does not change the related tooltip. The tooltip will show the previously assigned shortcut.

The code sample below assigns the Alt+Y shortcut to the CreateFieldCommand, allowing you to insert a field:

private void ThemedWindow_Loaded(object sender, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs e)
  richEditControl1.AssignShortcutKeyToCommand(Keys.Y, Keys.Alt, RichEditCommandId.CreateField, true);

To remove a command shortcut, use the RichEditControl.RemoveShortcutKey method.

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