AccessibleObject.GetFocused Method

Retrieves the object that has the keyboard focus.

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

public virtual AccessibleObject GetFocused()

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
An AccessibleObject that specifies the currently focused child. This method returns the calling object if the object itself is focused. Returns null if no object has focus.

ExceptionCondition
COMException

The control cannot be retrieved.

The concept of keyboard focus is related to that of an active window. An active window is the foreground window in which the user is working. The object with the keyboard focus is either the active window or a child object of the active window.

Only one object or item within a container can have the focus at any one time. The object with the keyboard focus is not necessarily the selected object.

Notes to Inheritors

All objects that can receive the keyboard focus must support this property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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