Attempts to set focus to this element.
Assembly: PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
Even if an element is focusable and enabled, event handling within a specific tree, (such as for a composite control) might respond to the preview focus events by not allowing focus there, thus this method would return false.
Focus in general is governed by two separate concepts: keyboard focus and logical focus, which are not always identical. This method sets the logical focus. There is no programmatic means to set keyboard focus specifically; keyboard focus is determined by user input. For more information, see Focus Overview and Input Overview.
If the related properties are not already true, when you call , one or more of the following events are raised in the following order: PreviewLostKeyboardFocus, PreviewGotKeyboardFocus (source is the new focus target), IsKeyboardFocusedChanged, IsKeyboardFocusWithinChanged, LostKeyboardFocus, GotKeyboardFocus (source is the new focus target).
The following example is a page-loaded event handler that finds a specified named paragraph in the document and sets focus to it. Paragraphs are not focusable by default; this particular paragraph had a style applied (not shown) that used a style Setter to make it focusable.