It all started when I wanted to show custom shortcut text next to a menu item on a tray icon’s context menu. Usually this is as easy as setting
ShortcutKeyDisplayString property. So I did, and it worked. Sort-of.
For some reason
TrayIcon is not shown on first right-click but only on second. While it is not a major issue, I found it really annoying. That meant that I had to stick to good old
ContextMenu and its
MenuItem. Unfortunately that also meant that there was no
ShortcutKeyDisplayString to help me.
And then I remembered trick from my VB 6 days: anything could be displayed in shortcut position if you would separate it by tab character. So I tried this:
someMenuItem.Text = "Show application" + "\t" + "Ctrl+Alt+P";
Surprisingly, this trick still works.