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UIElement.IsTapEnabled property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Gets or sets a value that determines whether the Tapped event can originate from that element.


Public Property IsTapEnabled As Boolean

<uiElementIsTapEnabled="bool" />

Property value

Type: System.Boolean [.NET] | Platform::Boolean [C++]

true if a Tapped event can originate from this element; otherwise, false.


The default is true (event enabled). If you set to false, the UIElement will no longer source the Tapped event. This might be desirable if a parent element such as a list control should instead process the action as a manipulation, or if you want to specify that only some child items emit a Tapped event that a parent handles after bubbling.

Another reason to suppress gesture events is if you are handling pointer-level events and don't want gesture recognition logic to impact how the pointer events are fired. For example, if the gesture recognition engine has to test for Tapped, then it must delay firing a PointerMoved event for small movements, because the user might lift the touch point soon and the input event would normally be gesture-recognized as a tap.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]


Windows::UI::Xaml [C++]



See also

Quickstart: Touch input
Quickstart: Handling pointer input



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