Is there a way that I can use like F1, F2, F3, etc to open a specific form? I would like to have an options form but not have it to where anyone can access it unless they know the Function key to use.

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It seems like that code easily be done by settings the main forms keypreview property to true and in the main form handle its keydown event

Private Sub Form1_KeyDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs) Handles MyBase.KeyDown
        If e.KeyCode = Keys.F1 Then
            Dim f As New Form
            f.Show()
        End If
    End Sub