& thing in button text

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    & thing in button text

    What does the & do in this case:

    CONTROL "&Enter data", -1, "BUTTON" blah blah...

    I don't notice any difference when I use and don't use it. Thanks.

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    & is used in menu resources to underline the letter immediately after the symbol so that the user can select the option by typing that letter instead of the amazingly strenuous task of moving the mouse an inch or so.
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    Oh cool, thanks

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    it also makes it possible to push a button by pressing Alt+*. where * is the letter thats underlined.

    for example: if your button had text like this...

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    pressing Alt+w would push the button.
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