Mouse.Capture Method (IInputElement)

Captures mouse input to the specified element.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public static bool Capture(
	IInputElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The element to capture the mouse.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the element was able to capture the mouse; otherwise, false.

When an element captures the mouse, it receives mouse input whether or not the cursor is within its borders.

If a CaptureMode is not specified, the default CaptureMode is Element.

To release mouse capture, call Capture passing null as the element to capture.

If the mouse is captured when a MouseDown or MouseUp event is raised and the input is not going to the element underneath the mouse, PreviewMouseDownOutsideCapturedElement and PreviewMouseUpOutsideCapturedElement are raised first. This enables the captured element a chance to release capture before the MouseDown and MouseUp events are routed.

The following example shows how to capture the mouse to a specific element by using the Capture method.


private void OnCaptureMouseRequest(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    Mouse.Capture(_elementToCapture);
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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