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Keyboard.FocusedElement Property

Gets the element that has keyboard focus.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
public static IInputElement FocusedElement { get; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The focused element.

Keyboard focus refers to the object that is receiving keyboard input. The element with keyboard focus has IsKeyboardFocused set to true. There can be only one element with keyboard focus on the entire desktop. Logical focus refers to the object within a focus scope that has focus. For more information on focus, keyboard focus, and logical focus, see Input Overview and Focus Overview.

An element with keyboard focus also has logical focus for the focus scope the element belongs to. An element with logical focus may or may not have keyboard focus.

The following example gets the element with keyboard focus and casts it to a Control. If the element with keyboard focus is a Control, the background of the element is changed.

// Gets the element with keyboard focus.
UIElement elementWithFocus = Keyboard.FocusedElement as UIElement;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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