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ContentElement::IsMouseCaptured Property

Gets a value that indicates whether the mouse is captured by this element. This is a dependency property.

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

virtual property bool IsMouseCaptured {
	bool get () sealed;
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the element has mouse capture; otherwise, false. The default is false.



Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


Mouse capture state is related to in-process drag-and-drop operations.

The following example turns the mouse capture state on or off based on whether the mouse is already captured by the element.

private void CaptureMouseCommandExecuted(object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
  MessageBox.Show("Mouse Command");
  IInputElement target = Mouse.DirectlyOver;

  target = target as Control;
  if (target != null)
    if (!target.IsMouseCaptured)
    } else {

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