IMEMode Property

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IMEMode Property


This feature is available in the Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese language versions of Microsoft Office.

Specifies the default run-time mode of the Input Method Editor (IME) for a control. This property applies only to applications written for Asian languages and is ignored in other applications.


object.IMEMode [= fmIMEMode]

The IMEMode property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object Required. A valid object.
fmIMEMode Optional. The mode of the Input Method Editor (IME).


The settings for fmIMEMode are:

Value Description
0 Does not control IME (default).
1 IME on.
2 IME off. English mode.
3 IME off. User can’t turn on IME by keyboard.
4 IME on with Full-width Hiragana mode.
5 IME on with Full-width Katakana mode.
6 IME on with Half-width Katakana mode.
7 IME on with Full-width Alphanumeric mode.
8 IME on with Half-width Alphanumeric mode.
9 IME on with Full-width Hangul mode.
10 IME on with Half-width Hangul mode.

A setting of 0 indicates that the mode of the IME does not change when the control receives focus at run time. For any other value, the mode of the IME is set to the value specified by the IMEMode property when the control receives focus at run time.