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FrameworkElement.MoveFocus Method

Moves the keyboard focus away from this element and to another element in a provided traversal direction.

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

public override sealed bool MoveFocus (
	TraversalRequest request
)
public final boolean MoveFocus (
	TraversalRequest request
)
public override final function MoveFocus (
	request : TraversalRequest
) : boolean
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

request

The direction that focus is to be moved, as a value of the enumeration.

Return Value

Returns true if focus is moved successfully; false if the target element in direction as specified does not exist or could not be keyboard focused.

This implementation overrides UIElement.MoveFocus and seals the method.

The following example implements a handler that handles several possible button inputs. Each button represents a possible FocusNavigationDirection. The handler tracks the element with current keyboard focus, and calls MoveFocus on that element, by specifying the appropriate FocusNavigationDirection as initialization for the TraversalRequest type parameter provided.

// Creating a FocusNavigationDirection object and setting it to a
// local field that contains the direction selected.
FocusNavigationDirection focusDirection = _focusMoveValue;

// MoveFocus takes a TraveralReqest as its argument.
TraversalRequest request = new TraversalRequest(focusDirection);

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

// Change keyboard focus.
if (elementWithFocus != null)
{
    elementWithFocus.MoveFocus(request);
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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