ForceCursor Property

FrameworkElement.ForceCursor Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this FrameworkElement should force the user interface (UI) to render the cursor as declared by the Cursor property.

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

public bool ForceCursor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if cursor presentation while over this element is forced to use current Cursor settings for the cursor (including on all child elements); otherwise false. The default value is false.

If you set this property to true you will override the cursor preferences established by child elements. Doing so in general application UI might be confusing for the user, particularly if child elements are attempting to specify cursors. Setting ForceCursor is more appropriate in control subclassing or compositing scenarios.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The following example forces the cursor value.

  <StackPanel Name="CursorForced" ForceCursor="true" Cursor="Hand">
    <Label>Cursors Forced</Label>
    <TextBox>Fill me in!</TextBox>
  <StackPanel Name="CursorNotForced">
    <Label>Cursors Not Forced</Label>
    <TextBox>Fill me in!</TextBox>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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