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Control.CanFocus Property

Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool CanFocus { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control can receive focus; otherwise, false.

In order for a control to receive input focus, the control must have a handle assigned to it, and the Visible and Enabled properties must both be set to true for both the control and all its parent controls, and the control must be a form or the control's outermost parent must be a form.

The following code example sets focus to the specified Control, if it can receive focus.

public void ControlSetFocus(Control control)
{
   // Set focus to the control, if it can receive focus. 
   if(control.CanFocus)
   {
      control.Focus();
   }
}

.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
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