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Window.Deactivated Event

Occurs when a window becomes a background window.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
public event EventHandler Deactivated
<object Deactivated="EventHandler" .../>

A window is deactivated (becomes a background window) when:

  • A user switches to another window in the current application.

  • A user switches to the window in another application by using ALT+TAB or by using Task Manager.

  • A user clicks the taskbar button for a window in another application.

Windows that need to detect when they become deactivated by handling the Deactivated event.

After a window is first deactivated, it may be reactivated and deactivated many times during its lifetime. If an application's behavior or state depends on its activation state, it can inspect IsActive to determine which activation state it's in.

An application can also be Deactivated.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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