Flyout Flyout Flyout Flyout Class


Represents a control that displays lightweight UI that is either information, or requires user interaction. Unlike a dialog, a Flyout can be light dismissed by clicking or tapping outside of it, pressing the device’s back button, or pressing the ‘Esc’ key.

public : class Flyout : FlyoutBase, IFlyoutpublic class Flyout : FlyoutBase, IFlyoutPublic Class Flyout Inherits FlyoutBase Implements IFlyout// This API is not available in Javascript.

Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

Inherited Members

Inherited properties

Inherited methods

Inherited events


A Flyout displays a message that requires user interaction.

Flyout control

Use a Flyout control for collecting information, for displaying more info, or for warnings and confirmations. Unlike a dialog, a Flyout does not create a separate window, and does not block other user interaction. To show a menu of items, use a MenuFlyout instead. For more info, including XAML and code examples, see Quickstart: Adding a Flyout.

A Flyout control (or MenuFlyout ) is used as the value of the Button.Flyout property. This is usually set in XAML as part of a UI definition of the page. Button is the only control that has a dedicated Flyout property. To associate a Flyout with other controls, use the FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout attached property. When set as Button.Flyout, the Flyout displays when the button is tapped or otherwise invoked. When a Flyout is assigned to other UI elements using FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout, you must call either the ShowAt method or the static ShowAttachedFlyout method to display the flyout.

In addition to the members listed in this reference topic, there are other members of the base class FlyoutBase that are often used in typical Flyout scenarios:


If you use a Flyout with no focusable content-for example, with only text, as shown here-you should take some additional steps to ensure that your content is accessible. Specifically, you need to ensure that Windows Narrator or other screen readers can read the flyout’s content.

Flyout control with text content By default, there are properties set on the FlyoutPresenter that prevent it from receiving focus. This is the desired behavior when content inside the Flyout can receive focus. However, if the content inside the Flyout can’t receive focus, you should update to the FlyoutPresenterStyle to let the FlyoutPresenter receive focus instead. To do this, set IsTabStop to true and TabNavigation to Cycle on the flyout presenter style.

This example shows how to let the FlyoutPresenter receive focus so that the content is accessible.

<Grid Background="{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
    <Button VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
            Content="Open flyout">
                    <Style TargetType="FlyoutPresenter">
                        <Setter Property="ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollMode" Value="Disabled"/>
                        <Setter Property="ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility" Value="Disabled"/>
                        <Setter Property="IsTabStop" Value="True"/>
                        <Setter Property="TabNavigation" Value="Cycle"/>
                <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="This is some text in a flyout."/>


Flyout() Flyout() Flyout() Flyout()

Initializes a new instance of the Flyout class.

public : Flyout()public Flyout()Public Sub New()// This API is not available in Javascript.


Content Content Content Content

Gets or sets the content of the Flyout.

public : UIElement Content { get; set; }public UIElement Content { get; set; }Public ReadWrite Property Content As UIElement// This API is not available in Javascript.

UIElement UIElement UIElement UIElement

The content of the Flyout.

ContentProperty ContentProperty ContentProperty ContentProperty

Gets the identifier for the Content dependency property.

public : static DependencyProperty ContentProperty { get; }public static DependencyProperty ContentProperty { get; }Public Static ReadOnly Property ContentProperty As DependencyProperty// This API is not available in Javascript.
DependencyProperty DependencyProperty DependencyProperty DependencyProperty

The identifier for the Content dependency property.

FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle

Gets or sets the Style applied to the Flyout content.

public : Style FlyoutPresenterStyle { get; set; }public Style FlyoutPresenterStyle { get; set; }Public ReadWrite Property FlyoutPresenterStyle As Style// This API is not available in Javascript.
<Flyout FlyoutPresenterStyle={StaticResource styleResourceKey}/>

Style Style Style Style

The applied Style for the Flyout content, if present; otherwise, null. The default is null.


The Style element you use for a FlyoutPresenterStyle value must specify TargetType="FlyoutPresenter".

A Flyout itself isn't a control or even a UIElement, and thus doesn't have any properties to apply a Style to. Instead, you can style the properties of the internal FlyoutPresenter that is presenting the Content of a Flyout. The properties that can be styled are the dependency properties of the base ContentControl class or Control class, such as FontSize or Padding, or base element properties such as FrameworkElement.Margin that the FlyoutPresenter class inherits. You also can use the properties that are available on whichever element you're setting as Flyout.Content, and set values of those properties directly rather than styling the FlyoutPresenter.

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FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty

Gets the identifier for the FlyoutPresenterStyle dependency property.

public : static DependencyProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty { get; }public static DependencyProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty { get; }Public Static ReadOnly Property FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty As DependencyProperty// This API is not available in Javascript.

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