KeyboardNavigation.TabNavigation Attached Property

Gets or sets the logical tab navigation behavior for the children of the element that this property is set on.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

See GetTabNavigation, SetTabNavigation
<object KeyboardNavigation.TabNavigation="KeyboardNavigationMode" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Input.KeyboardNavigationMode
How the container will move the focus when tab navigation occurs. The default value is Continue.

Identifier field

TabNavigationProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Tab navigation is invoked by using the TAB key.

The following example creates a Menu with a number of MenuItem objects. The TabNavigation attached property is set to Cycle on the Menu. This means that when focus is changed using the tab key within the Menu, focus will move from each element and when the last element is reached focus will return to the first element.

<Menu KeyboardNavigation.TabNavigation="Cycle">
  <MenuItem Header="Menu Item 1" />
  <MenuItem Header="Menu Item 2" />
  <MenuItem Header="Menu Item 3" />
  <MenuItem Header="Menu Item 4" />
</Menu>
Menu navigationMenu = new Menu();
MenuItem item1 = new MenuItem();
MenuItem item2 = new MenuItem();
MenuItem item3 = new MenuItem();
MenuItem item4 = new MenuItem();

navigationMenu.Items.Add(item1);
navigationMenu.Items.Add(item2);
navigationMenu.Items.Add(item3);
navigationMenu.Items.Add(item4);

KeyboardNavigation.SetTabNavigation(navigationMenu, 
    KeyboardNavigationMode.Cycle);

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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