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Control.CanFocus Property

Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool CanFocus { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control can receive focus; otherwise, false.

In order for a control to receive input focus, the control must have a handle assigned to it, and the Visible and Enabled properties must both be set to true for both the control and all its parent controls, and the control must be a form or the control's outermost parent must be a form.

The following code example sets focus to the specified Control, if it can receive focus.

public void ControlSetFocus(Control control)
{
   // Set focus to the control, if it can receive focus. 
   if(control.CanFocus)
   {
      control.Focus();
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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