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Feature Request: Support arbitrary arguments for keybindings #1142

zadjii-msft opened this issue Jun 4, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jun 4, 2019

From discussion with @carlos-zamora and @DHowett-MSFT, and possibly in #968

Keybindings need to support arbitrary args, so that the handlers can parse their own arg values.

    keys: ["ctrl+shift+c"],
    action: copy,
        type: "mungeData"
    keys: ["ctrl+shift+pgup"],
    action: scroll,
        amount: -1

This is a feature that needs to absolutely be spec'd before implemented.

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zadjii-msft added a commit that referenced this issue Jun 20, 2019
  Specs #1142.

  Just read the spec :)
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zadjii-msft added a commit that referenced this issue Aug 16, 2019
* Add a spec draft for Keybindings Arguments.

  Specs #1142.

  Just read the spec :)

* Apply suggestions from code review

Co-Authored-By: Carlos Zamora <>

* Include notes on reliability, security, and `Handle`ing Keybinding Args

* Add some extra details from review

  * Split up ActionArgs and ActionEventArgs
  * Clarify _not_ handling an action
  * Add some notes on parsing args
  * Add some future considerations on extensions

* Updating spec to remove the bulk of the `IActionArgs` and `IActionEventArgs` implementations, as they're redundant.
DHowett-MSFT added a commit that referenced this issue Aug 16, 2019
This commit also transitions our keybinding events and event handlers to a
TypedEventHandler model with an "event args" class, as specified in the
keybinding arguments specification (#1349). In short, every event can be marked
Handled independently, and a Handled event will stop bubbling out to the
terminal. An unhandled event will be passed off to the terminal as a standard

This unifies our keybinding event model and provides a convenient place for
binding arguments to live.

Fixes #2285.
Related to #1349, #1142.
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