Bug 20845 - Unable to use Ctrl+Alt combinations on Spanish keyboard layout
Summary: Unable to use Ctrl+Alt combinations on Spanish keyboard layout
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16314
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Cody Russell
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-24 09:49 UTC by Cody Russell
Modified: 2017-01-24 19:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Cody Russell 2014-06-24 09:49:12 UTC

This may be the same bug as https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16314 but I'm not sure yet.
Comment 1 Ram Chandra 2014-06-24 11:05:27 UTC
I have checked this issue and I am unable to reproduce this issue.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Change the keyboard layout to Spanish(Argentina).
2. Following key combination are working on XS

    Ctrl+Alt+ C        : Ctrl+Alt+C
    Ctrl+Alt+End     : Indent Selection
    Ctrl+Alt+Home  : Unindent Selection
    Alt+"                  : {
    Alt+[                  : [
    Alt+]                  : ]
    Alt+ Insert         : Show Code Generation Window
    Shift+*               : (
    Shift+(                : )

When I change the layout of keyboard to Spanish I observed that I am able to press the combination of "Ctrl+Alt" .

Screencast: http://www.screencast.com/t/rd6sqpDW2

Please let me know If I am missing anything?

Environment Info:

Xamarin Studio
Version 5.0.1 (build 3)
Installation UUID: 851620d2-e950-4682-b459-991ccec9d895
 Microsoft .NET 4.0.30319.18408
 GTK+ 2.24.22 (MS-Windows theme)
 GTK# 2.12.25

Version: 4.12.4 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: D:\SDK\AndroidSDK
 Supported Android versions:
  2.1   (API level 7)
  2.2   (API level 8)
  2.3   (API level 10)
  3.1   (API level 12)
  3.2   (API level 13)
  4.0   (API level 14)
  4.0.3 (API level 15)
  4.1   (API level 16)
  4.2   (API level 17)
  4.3   (API level 18)
  4.4   (API level 19)
Java SDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_31
java version "1.6.0_31"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_31-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.6-b01, mixed mode, sharing)

Build Information
Release ID: 500010003
Git revision: f94ee866936d25105704eb63728ad5a981eda0a4
Build date: 2014-06-04 12:22:49-04
Xamarin addins: 1a6044e8321ea07e03a56b5381951686c82fed8b

Operating System
Windows 6.1.7601.65536 (64-bit)
Comment 2 Cody Russell 2014-06-24 11:12:46 UTC
Hi Ram,

Thanks so much for taking a look at this. If you have time, take a look at the Xamarin Forums post here: 

Near the bottom the guy posted a picture of the Spanish keyboard layout along with some more information.  He said the keys with three characters on them require Ctrl+Alt+key, I guess like the ones just next to the [Enter] key on the right side of the keyboard.  Do any of those work for you?
Comment 3 Ram Chandra 2014-06-24 11:38:09 UTC
Hi Cody,

I have seen the layout of spanish keyword, it contains 13 key on the left side of [Enter] button. But I have only 12 keys on my keyboard. The just next to the [Enter] key is not available on my keyboard( } ). So I am not able to check this one but all the 12 key are working as per the layout.

As user is saying he is unable to print brackets but I am able to print the bracket without using alt key.

For example:  My keyboard layout is "Spanish (Argentina)" and with the help of following key I am able to print brackets.
  Shift+*         : (
  Shift+(         : )
  Alt+"            : {
  Alt+[            : [
    Alt+]          : ]

I have also check the few ctrl+alt+key combination as mentioned in "Comment 1". Those are also working for me .

Could you please tell me what combination of ctrl+alt+key I have to check?
Comment 4 Cody Russell 2017-01-24 19:47:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 16314 ***