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KeyboardNavigationMode Enumeration

Specifies the possible values for changes in focus when logical and directional navigation occurs.

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

public enum KeyboardNavigationMode
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
ContinueEach element receives keyboard focus, as long as it is a navigation stop. Navigation leaves the containing element when an edge is reached.
OnceThe container and all of its child elements as a whole receive focus only once. Either the first tree child or the or the last focused element in the group receives focus
CycleDepending on the direction of the navigation, the focus returns to the first or the last item when the end or the beginning of the container is reached. Focus cannot leave the container using logical navigation.
NoneNo keyboard navigation is allowed inside this container.
ContainedDepending on the direction of the navigation, focus returns to the first or the last item when the end or the beginning of the container is reached, but does not move past the beginning or end of the container.
LocalTab Indexes are considered on local subtree only inside this container and behave like Continue after that.

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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