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UIElement.AccessKey Property


Gets or sets the access key (mnemonic) for this element.

 property Platform::String ^ AccessKey { Platform::String ^ get(); void set(Platform::String ^ value); };
winrt::hstring AccessKey();

void AccessKey(winrt::hstring value);
public string AccessKey { get; set; }
var string = uIElement.accessKey;
uIElement.accessKey = string;
Public Property AccessKey As String

Property Value




The access key (mnemonic) for this element.

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (introduced in 10.0.14393.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v3.0)


Setting this property enables the AccessKeyDisplayRequested event to be raised.

If the AutomationProperties.AccessKey attached property is not set, this property is used by the Automation framework instead. The value is used as case-insensitive, using the user language. It is used as text, so if an Input Method Editor (IME) is active the composed text is used.

Applies to

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