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Control.Focused Property

Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Focused As Boolean
public virtual bool Focused {get;}
public: __property virtual bool get_Focused();
public function get Focused() : Boolean;

Property Value

true if the control has focus; otherwise, false.


Notes to Inheritors:  When overriding the Focused property in a derived class, use the base class's Focused property to extend the base implementation. Otherwise, you must provide all the implementation.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example disables a MenuItem if a TextBox does not have focus. This example assumes you have a Form with a TextBox named textBox1 and two MenuItem objects named menuItemEdit and menuItemEditInsertCustomerInfo.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub menuItemEdit_Popup(sender As Object, _
  e As EventArgs) Handles menuItemEdit.Popup
   ' Disable the menu item if the text box does not have focus.
   Me.menuItemEditInsertCustomerInfo.Enabled = Me.textBox1.Focused
End Sub

private void menuItemEdit_Popup(object sender, EventArgs e)
   // Disable the menu item if the text box does not have focus.
   this.menuItemEditInsertCustomerInfo.Enabled = this.textBox1.Focused;

    void menuItemEdit_Popup(Object* /*sender*/, EventArgs* /*e*/) {
        // Disable the menu item if the text box does not have focus.
        this->menuItemEditInsertCustomerInfo->Enabled = this->textBox1->Focused;

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

Control Class | Control Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | CanFocus | Focus | CanSelect | ContainsFocus

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