Mouse.Captured Property

Gets the element that has captured the mouse.

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

public static IInputElement Captured { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The element captured by the mouse.

When an element captures the mouse, it receives mouse input whether or not the cursor is within its borders. The mouse is typically captured in this manner only during drag-and-drop operations, and retains capture until the drop action of the drag-and-drop operation occurs.

The follow example shows how to obtain the element that has mouse capture.


// Mouse.Capture returns an IInputElement.
IInputElement captureElement;

captureElement = Mouse.Captured;

// Update the Label that displays the element with mouse capture.
lblHasMouseCapture.Content = captureElement.ToString();


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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