CancelEventArgs::Cancel Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the event should be canceled.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assemblies:   System.ComponentModel (in System.ComponentModel.dll)
  System (in System.dll)

public:
property bool Cancel {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the event should be canceled; otherwise, false.

The following example uses CancelEventArgs and a CancelEventHandler to handle the FormClosing event of a Form. This code assumes that you have created a Form with a class-level Boolean variable named isDataSaved. It also assumes that you have added a statement to invoke the OtherInitialize method from the form's Load method or the constructor (after the call to InitializeComponent).

private:
   // Call this method from the InitializeComponent() method of your form 
   void OtherInitialize()
   {
      this->Closing += gcnew CancelEventHandler( this, &Form1::Form1_Cancel );
      this->myDataIsSaved = true;
   }

   void Form1_Cancel( Object^ /*sender*/, CancelEventArgs^ e )
   {
      if ( !myDataIsSaved )
      {
         e->Cancel = true;
         MessageBox::Show( "You must save first." );
      }
      else
      {
         e->Cancel = false;
         MessageBox::Show( "Goodbye." );
      }
   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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