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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
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

request
Type: System.Windows.Input.TraversalRequest

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

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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 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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