FrameworkElement.ForceCursor Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this FrameworkElement should force the user interface (UI) to render the cursor as declared by the Cursor property.

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

member ForceCursor : bool with get, set
<object ForceCursor="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if cursor presentation while over this element is forced to use current Cursor settings for the cursor (including on all child elements); otherwise false. The default value is false.

Identifier field

ForceCursorProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

If you set this property to true you will override the cursor preferences established by child elements. Doing so in general application UI might be confusing for the user, particularly if child elements are attempting to specify cursors. Setting ForceCursor is more appropriate in control subclassing or compositing scenarios.

The following example forces the cursor value.

<StackPanel
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
>
  <StackPanel Name="CursorForced" ForceCursor="true" Cursor="Hand">
    <Label>Cursors Forced</Label>
    <TextBox>Fill me in!</TextBox>
  </StackPanel>
  <StackPanel Name="CursorNotForced">
    <Label>Cursors Not Forced</Label>
    <TextBox>Fill me in!</TextBox>
  </StackPanel>
</StackPanel>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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