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Mouse.Captured Property

Gets the element that has captured the mouse.

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

public static IInputElement Captured { get; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.IInputElement
The element captured by the mouse.

When an element captures the mouse, it receives mouse input whether or not the cursor is within its borders. The mouse is typically captured in this manner only during drag-and-drop operations, and retains capture until the drop action of the drag-and-drop operation occurs.

The follow example shows how to obtain the element that has mouse capture. For the full sample, see the Capture and Uncapture the Mouse sample.

// Mouse.Capture returns an IInputElement.
IInputElement captureElement;

captureElement = Mouse.Captured;

// Update the Label that displays the element with mouse capture.
lblHasMouseCapture.Content = captureElement.ToString();

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