Microsoft Word Escape Key method VBA, C#, VB.Net example

Microsoft Word Escape Key method VBA, C#, VB.Net example

EscapeKey

Refers to a cancel action like Extended Mode or selected columns of any table object within document. Another word Escape Key perform interruption. In this article I will provide three different code which will cover C#, VB.Net VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).

Syntax

expresson.EscapeKey

expression refers to a valid selection in the document. Given example will toggle the Extended Mode property.

C# code example

private void btnEscapeKey_Click(object sender, RibbonControlEventArgs e)
{
	//Bind selection object
	wordApp.Selection oSelection = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.Selection;

	//Set extended mode to true
	oSelection.ExtendMode = true;

	//Check extended mode
	Console.Write("Extend mode is :" + oSelection.ExtendMode);

	//Perform escape
	oSelection.EscapeKey();

	//Check extended mode
	Console.Write("Extend mode is :" + oSelection.ExtendMode);
}

VB.Net code example

Private Sub btnEscapeKeyVB_Click(sender As Object, e As RibbonControlEventArgs) Handles btnEscapeKeyVB.Click
	'Declare selection
	Dim oSelection as word.Selection
	'Bind selection
	oSelection=oApplication.Selection

	'Set extended mode to true
	oSelection.ExtendMode=True

	'Check extended mode
	Console.Write("Extend mode is :" + oSelection.ExtendMode)

	'Perform escape
	oSelection.EscapeKey()

	'Check extended mode
	Console.Write("Extend mode is :" + oSelection.ExtendMode)
End Sub

VBA code example

Public Sub EscapeKeyVBAExample()
    'Declare selection variable
    Dim oSelection As Selection
    'bind selection
    Set oSelection = Selection
    
    'Set extended mode to true
    oSelection.ExtendMode = True
    
    'Verify extended mode property
    Debug.Print "Extend mode is :" & oSelection.ExtendMode
    
    'Cancel selection
    oSelection.EscapeKey
    
    'Verify extended mode property
    Debug.Print "Extend mode is :" & oSelection.ExtendMode
    
    'Memory cleanup
    Set oSelection = Nothing
End Sub

Output

Extend mode is :True
Extend mode is :False

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