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UIElement.IsFocused Property

Gets a value that determines whether this element has logical focus. This is a dependency property.

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

public bool IsFocused { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsFocused ()

public function get IsFocused () : boolean

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

true if this element has logical focus; otherwise, false.

Identifier field

IsFocusedProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

Logical focus might differ from keyboard focus if an application has multiple focus divisions, such as between menu contents and the remainder of the application. In this scenario, keyboard focus can only be on one element of the application UI, however, certain elements in other focus divisions might still retain logical focus. For more information on logical focus, see Focus Overview.

You do not set focus by setting this property (it is read-only). The typical use for this property is to use it as a dependency property for a Setter or EventTrigger. To set focus programmatically, call Focus. Focus can also be set by user action or by control implementations, which possibly include mouse capture behavior.

The following example is a code handler that changes the background of a control when it is focused.

private void setColors(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    if (myTextBox.IsFocused) myTextBox.Foreground = Brushes.Brown;
}

Another common way to achieve this same effect is to place a Trigger in the Style of a control; this approach does not require handling specific events with code-behind and allows designers greater access to the interactive and graphical nature of the UI. For an example, see How to: Create an Outer Glow Effect.

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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