Set a key binding : StyledText Action « SWT « Java Tutorial

, call setKeyBinding() and pass both the key and the action. The possible values for the key are the same as for getKeyBinding(): characters or key constants from SWT, optionally bitwise ORed with modifier key constants. The possible values for the action are the constants from the ST class. For example, to bind the insert/overwrite toggle action to Alt+I, use this code

styledText.setKeyBinding('i' | SWT.ALT, ST.TOGGLE_OVERWRITE);
Set a key binding
import org.eclipse.swt.SWT;
import org.eclipse.swt.custom.ST;
import org.eclipse.swt.custom.StyledText;
import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display;
import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Shell;

public class StyledTextSetKeyBinding {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    final Display display = new Display();
    final Shell shell = new Shell(display);

    StyledText styledText = new StyledText(shell, SWT.V_SCROLL | SWT.BORDER);

    styledText.setKeyBinding('i' | SWT.ALT, ST.TOGGLE_OVERWRITE);
    styledText.setBounds(10, 10, 100, 100);;
    while (!shell.isDisposed()) {
      if (!display.readAndDispatch()) {


17.44.StyledText Action
17.44.1.Key Binding Actions from the StyledText Class
17.44.2.Get the action bound to Alt+EGet the action bound to Alt+E
17.44.3.Passing a modifier constant isn't necessaryPassing a modifier constant isn't necessary
17.44.4.Set a key bindingSet a key binding
17.44.5.Clear any key bindingsClear any key bindings