AccessibleObject.GetFocused Method


Retrieves the object that has the keyboard focus.

 virtual System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleObject ^ GetFocused();
public virtual System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject GetFocused ();
abstract member GetFocused : unit -> System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
override this.GetFocused : unit -> System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
Public Overridable Function GetFocused () As AccessibleObject



An AccessibleObject that specifies the currently focused child. This method returns the calling object if the object itself is focused. Returns null if no object has focus.


The control cannot be retrieved.


The concept of keyboard focus is related to that of an active window. An active window is the foreground window in which the user is working. The object with the keyboard focus is either the active window or a child object of the active window.

Only one object or item within a container can have the focus at any one time. The object with the keyboard focus is not necessarily the selected object.

Notes to Inheritors

All objects that can receive the keyboard focus must support this property.

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