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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 System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public:
virtual property bool Focused {
	bool get ();
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
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.

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;
   }

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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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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