FocusManager.GetFocusedElement(DependencyObject) Method

Definition

Gets the element with logical focus within the specified focus scope.

public static System.Windows.IInputElement GetFocusedElement (System.Windows.DependencyObject element);
Parameters
element
DependencyObject

The element with logical focus in the specified focus scope.

Returns

The element in the specified focus scope with logical focus.

Exceptions

element is null.

Examples

The following example sets the element with logical focus by using the SetFocusedElement and it gets the element with logical focus by using the GetFocusedElement.

// Sets the focused element in focusScope1
// focusScope1 is a StackPanel.
FocusManager.SetFocusedElement(focusScope1, button2);

// Gets the focused element for focusScope 1
IInputElement focusedElement = FocusManager.GetFocusedElement(focusScope1);
' Sets the focused element in focusScope1
' focusScope1 is a StackPanel.
FocusManager.SetFocusedElement(focusScope1, button2)

' Gets the focused element for focusScope 1
Dim focusedElement As IInputElement = FocusManager.GetFocusedElement(focusScope1)

Remarks

The FocusedElement is the element which has logical focus for a specific focus scope. This object may or may not have keyboard focus. Keyboard focus refers to the element that receives keyboard input. For more information on focus, keyboard focus, and logical focus, see the Input Overview.

If element is not a focus scope, this method will return null.

Use SetFocusedElement, to specify the element with logical focus within a specified focus scope.

Applies to