PredictFocus Method

FrameworkContentElement::PredictFocus Method

Determines the next element that would receive focus relative to this element for a provided focus movement direction, but does not actually move the focus. This method is sealed and cannot be overridden.

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

virtual DependencyObject^ PredictFocus(
	FocusNavigationDirection direction
) override sealed


Type: System.Windows.Input::FocusNavigationDirection
The direction for which a prospective focus change should be determined.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows::DependencyObject
The next element that focus would move to if focus were actually traversed. May return nullptr if focus cannot be moved relative to this element for the provided direction.


Specified one of the following directions in the TraversalRequest: Next, Previous, First, Last. These directions are not legal for PredictFocus (but they are legal for MoveFocus).

MoveFocus is the related method that actually does move focus.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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