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Keyboard.FocusedElement Property

Gets the element that has keyboard focus.

Namespace: System.Windows.Input
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public static IInputElement FocusedElement { get; }
/** @property */
public static IInputElement get_FocusedElement ()

public static function get FocusedElement () : IInputElement

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

The focused element.

Keyboard focus refers to the object that is receiving keyboard input. The element with keyboard focus will have IsKeyboardFocused set to true. There can be only one element with keyboard focus on the entire desktop. Logical focus refers to the object within a focus scope that has focus. For more information on focus, keyboard focus, and logical focus, see the Input Overview and the Focus Overview.

An element with keyboard focus will also have logical focus for the focus scope the element belongs to. An element with logical focus may or may not have keyboard focus.

The following example gets the element with keyboard focus and casts it to a Control. If the element with keyboard focus is a Control, the background of the element is changed.

// Gets the element with keyboard focus.
UIElement elementWithFocus = Keyboard.FocusedElement as UIElement;

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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