How to hook into key press in WPF

Introduction:

This post is regarding implementing keyboard shortcuts for your control. When you create an enterprise application, Keyboard shortcuts are a must. Enterprise applications will need keyboard shortcuts to execute certain actions in controls which are possible only by using the mouse. Keyboard shortcut is different from keyboard access key where it will help you to get the focus on to control. Here we will use InputBindings to achieve this. InputBindings represents a binding between an input gesture and a command.

How did I do it:

Here in this example, we will try to add a custom command handler to handle the input gesture ctrl+Del which we will bind to DeleteCommandHandler command. Now the DeleteCommandHandler command will get executed when user uses ctrl+Del. You will define DeleteCommandHandler in your view model.

<UserControl.InputBindings>
 <KeyBinding Command="{Binding CancelButtonCommand}" Key="Escape" Modifiers="Control" />
</UserControl.InputBindings>

How to move a git folder repository to git repository without losing the history.

Here in the scenario, what I have was a folder repository where users will commit the changes. Users will treat the folder which is in a network location and will commit the changes to this repository. Now I want this to be moved to a bit bucket server so that I can use the proper process to get the changes merged. Here the challenge is to retain the history of changes without losing it while porting it. Let’s see how this can be achieved. Continue reading

Libish Varghese Jacob

Libish Varghese JacobI am currently working as a lead engineer in one of the leading wind turbine manufacturing firm. I have wide range of interests and getting my hands dirty in technology is one among them. I use this platform primarily as my knowledge base. I also use this platform to share my experience and experiments so that it might help someone who is walking the way I already did. The suggestions expressed here are the best to my knowledge at the time of writing and this may not necessarily be the best possible solution. I would pretty much appreciate if you could comment on it to bring into my notice on what could have been done better.