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Control.CanSelect Property

Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool CanSelect { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control can be selected; otherwise, false.

This property returns true if the Selectable value of System.Windows.Forms.ControlStyles is set to true, is contained in another control, the control itself is visible and enabled, and all its parent controls are visible and enabled.

The Windows Forms controls in the following list are not selectable and will return a value of false for the CanSelect property. Controls derived from these controls are also not selectable.

The following code example selects the specified Control, if it is selectable.

public void ControlSelect(Control control)
{
   // Select the control, if it can be selected. 
   if(control.CanSelect)
   {
      control.Select();
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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