Microsoft KB Archive/254708
Article ID: 254708
Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q254708
This article provides undocumented information about the Microsoft Visual Basic constants WdKeyCategoryPrefix, WdKeyCategoryDisable, and WdKeyCategoryNil.
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WdKeyCategoryPrefix is used in the constant group WdKeyCategory, which is used to add key customizations and look at their properties.
For example, if you create the custom key combination, ALT+A,B, to map to a command, ALT+A is considered a prefix key customization; it is a prefix to the whole keystroke.
In the following sample code
Keybindings.Add wdKeyCategoryCommand, "Bold", wdKeyAlt+wdKeyC,wdKeyD
pressing ALT+C,D applies the bold command.
The following code
returns 1, which is wdKeyCategoryCommand.
The following code
returns 7, which is wdKeyCategoryPrefix.
NOTE: You never use wdKeyCategoryPrefix when adding a key customization; it is just a side effect.
WdKeyCategoryDisable may be used to disable hotkeys. The following sample code disables CTRL+K (for inserting a hyperlink) in Microsoft Word:
Sub DisableHotKeyInWord() Application.KeyBindings.Add KeyCode:=BuildKeyCode(wdKeyControl, wdKeyK), KeyCategory:=wdKeyCategoryDisable, Command:="" End Sub
WdKeyCategoryNil is used when a key combination called programmatically does nothing, as in the following sample code:
Dim oKey as object Set oKey = application.findkey(Application.BuildKeyCode(wdKeyControl, wdKeyShift, wdKeyX)) oKey.execute
NOTE: Using this or similar code that uses the WdKeyCategoryNil constant may cause an unexpected run-time error.
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