Skip to main content

RepositoryItem.KeyPress Event

Fires when a character key is pressed while the editor has focus.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public event KeyPressEventHandler KeyPress

Event Data

The KeyPress event's data class is KeyPressEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Handled Gets or sets a value indicating whether the KeyPress event was handled.
KeyChar Gets or sets the character corresponding to the key pressed.


Unlike the RepositoryItem.KeyDown event, the KeyPress event is only raised in response to a character key being pressed. Note that pressing a character key raises both the RepositoryItem.KeyDown and KeyPress events.

Key events occur in the following order:

  1. RepositoryItem.KeyDown
  2. KeyPress
  3. RepositoryItem.KeyUp

The KeyPress event provides the Handled parameter. This can be set to true to prevent the character that has been pressed from being processed by the editor.

See Also