Mouse.DirectlyOver Property

Gets the element the mouse pointer is directly over.

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

static member DirectlyOver : IInputElement

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The element the mouse pointer is over.

Controls can be composed of multiple elements. DirectlyOver reports the specific element in the composite control the mouse pointer is over and not the control itself. For example, depending on which part of a Button the pointer is over, the DirectlyOver property could report the TextBox of the Content property or the ButtonChrome.

Use the IsMouseOver property on UIElement and ContentElement to determine whether the mouse is over an element, which includes its visual child elements or control compositing elements.

If an element has mouse capture, the mouse pointer is considered directly over the element regardless of the where the mouse pointer is.

.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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