RAD Studio VCL Reference
TWinControl.DoKeyDown Method

Performs some preprocessing before generating an OnKeyDown event.

function DoKeyDown(var Message: TWMKey): Boolean;
__fastcall Boolean DoKeyDown(TWMKey Message);

The return value from DoKeyDown determines if the control should continue processing key-down messages passed in the Message parameter. A return value of true indicates that the key-down occurrence has been handled completely, and no further processing is needed. A return value of false indicates that the application should continue passing the key-down message through the inherited processing. 

DoKeyDown checks whether the KeyPreview property of the parent form is true; if so, it allows the form to preemptively process key-down messages before they are handled by the windowed control. If the form does not handle the message, DoKeyDown translates the message parameters into the appropriate types and calls KeyDown, which in turn calls the OnKeyDown event handler, if any. 


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