I have two short questions that I have googled without any result.
1. How do I use sendkeys to send a click of the control key.
I have found lots on ctrl key plus other keys, but all I want to do is the ctrl key it's not even mentioned on MS site,.

2.The other problem is with a runtime menuitem. I am trying to change the font size, it's easy if done at design time, but I need to do it at runtime.

Thanks for any help.

Only have an answer for your second question.
Use the newer ToolStripMenuItem instead of MenuItem.
ToolStripMenuItem allows you to set the Font property at runtime.