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FocusManager.GetFocusedElement Method

Gets the element with logical focus within the specified focus scope.

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

public static IInputElement GetFocusedElement(
	DependencyObject element
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

element
Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject

The element with logical focus in the specified focus scope.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The element in the specified focus scope with logical focus.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

element is null.

The FocusedElement is the element which has logical focus for a specific focus scope. This object may or may not have keyboard focus. Keyboard focus refers to the element that receives keyboard input. For more information on focus, keyboard focus, and logical focus, see the Input Overview.

If element is not a focus scope, this method will return null.

Use SetFocusedElement, to specify the element with logical focus within a specified focus scope.

The following example sets the element with logical focus by using the SetFocusedElement and it gets the element with logical focus by using the GetFocusedElement.

// Sets the focused element in focusScope1 
// focusScope1 is a StackPanel.
FocusManager.SetFocusedElement(focusScope1, button2);

// Gets the focused element for focusScope 1
IInputElement focusedElement = FocusManager.GetFocusedElement(focusScope1);

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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