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Control.Focused Property

Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.

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

virtual property bool Focused {
	bool get ();
/** @property */
public boolean get_Focused ()

public function get Focused () : boolean

Not applicable.

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.

The following code example disables a MenuItem if a TextBox does not have focus. This example requires that you have a Form with a TextBox named textBox1 and two MenuItem objects named menuItemEdit and menuItemEditInsertCustomerInfo.

   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;

private void menuItemEdit_Popup(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Disable the menu item if the text box does not have focus.
} //menuItemEdit_Popup

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0