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
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Xaml::Controls::Flyout : FlyoutBase
public class Flyout : FlyoutBase
Public Class Flyout Inherits FlyoutBase


Windows 10 requirements

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



For more info, design guidance, and code examples, see Flyouts.

If you have the XAML Controls Gallery app installed, click here to open the app and see the Flyout in action.


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.


AllowFocusOnInteraction AllowFocusOnInteraction AllowFocusOnInteraction AllowFocusOnInteraction

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the element automatically gets focus when the user interacts with it.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AllowFocusOnInteractionProperty AllowFocusOnInteractionProperty AllowFocusOnInteractionProperty AllowFocusOnInteractionProperty

Identifies the AllowFocusOnInteraction dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AllowFocusWhenDisabled AllowFocusWhenDisabled AllowFocusWhenDisabled AllowFocusWhenDisabled

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the control can receive focus when it's disabled.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AllowFocusWhenDisabledProperty AllowFocusWhenDisabledProperty AllowFocusWhenDisabledProperty AllowFocusWhenDisabledProperty

Identifies the AllowFocusWhenDisabled dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabled AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabled AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabled AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabled

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether animations are played when the flyout is opened or closed.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabledProperty AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabledProperty AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabledProperty AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabledProperty

Identifies the AreOpenCloseAnimationsEnabled dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
AttachedFlyoutProperty AttachedFlyoutProperty AttachedFlyoutProperty AttachedFlyoutProperty

Identifies the FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout XAML attached property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Content Content Content Content

Gets or sets the content of the Flyout.

ContentProperty ContentProperty ContentProperty ContentProperty

Gets the identifier for the Content dependency property.

Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher

Gets the CoreDispatcher that this object is associated with. The CoreDispatcher represents a facility that can access the DependencyObject on the UI thread even if the code is initiated by a non-UI thread.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ElementSoundMode ElementSoundMode ElementSoundMode ElementSoundMode

Gets or sets a value that specifies the control's preference for whether it plays sounds.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ElementSoundModeProperty ElementSoundModeProperty ElementSoundModeProperty ElementSoundModeProperty

Identifies the ElementSoundMode dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle FlyoutPresenterStyle

Gets or sets the Style applied to the Flyout content.

FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty FlyoutPresenterStyleProperty

Gets the identifier for the FlyoutPresenterStyle dependency property.

InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommands InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommands InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommands InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommands

Gets a value that indicates whether the input device used to open the flyout does not easily open the secondary commands.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommandsProperty InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommandsProperty InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommandsProperty InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommandsProperty

Identifies the InputDevicePrefersPrimaryCommands dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
IsConstrainedToRootBounds IsConstrainedToRootBounds IsConstrainedToRootBounds IsConstrainedToRootBounds

Gets a value that indicates whether the flyout is shown within the bounds of the XAML root.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
IsOpen IsOpen IsOpen IsOpen

Gets a value that indicates whether the flyout is open.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
IsOpenProperty IsOpenProperty IsOpenProperty IsOpenProperty

Identifies the IsOpen dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
LightDismissOverlayMode LightDismissOverlayMode LightDismissOverlayMode LightDismissOverlayMode

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the area outside of a light-dismiss UI is darkened.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
LightDismissOverlayModeProperty LightDismissOverlayModeProperty LightDismissOverlayModeProperty LightDismissOverlayModeProperty

Identifies the LightDismissOverlayMode dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
OverlayInputPassThroughElement OverlayInputPassThroughElement OverlayInputPassThroughElement OverlayInputPassThroughElement

Gets or sets an element that should receive pointer input events even when underneath the flyout's overlay.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
OverlayInputPassThroughElementProperty OverlayInputPassThroughElementProperty OverlayInputPassThroughElementProperty OverlayInputPassThroughElementProperty

Identifies the OverlayInputPassThroughElement dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Placement Placement Placement Placement

Gets or sets the default placement to be used for the flyout, in relation to its placement target.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
PlacementProperty PlacementProperty PlacementProperty PlacementProperty

Identifies the Placement dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShouldConstrainToRootBounds ShouldConstrainToRootBounds ShouldConstrainToRootBounds ShouldConstrainToRootBounds

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the flyout should be shown within the bounds of the XAML root.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShouldConstrainToRootBoundsProperty ShouldConstrainToRootBoundsProperty ShouldConstrainToRootBoundsProperty ShouldConstrainToRootBoundsProperty

Identifies the ShouldConstrainToRootBounds dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShowMode ShowMode ShowMode ShowMode

Gets or sets a value that indicates how a flyout behaves when shown.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShowModeProperty ShowModeProperty ShowModeProperty ShowModeProperty

Identifies the ShowMode dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Target Target Target Target

Gets the element to use as the flyout's placement target.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
TargetProperty TargetProperty TargetProperty TargetProperty

Identifies the Target dependency property.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
XamlRoot XamlRoot XamlRoot XamlRoot

Gets or sets the XamlRoot in which this flyout is being viewed.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)


ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
CreatePresenter CreatePresenter CreatePresenter CreatePresenter

When overridden in a derived class, initializes a control to show the flyout content as appropriate for the derived control. Note: This method has no base class implementation and must be overridden in a derived class.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns any base value established for a dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) GetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) GetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) GetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement)

Gets the flyout associated with the specified element.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Hide Hide Hide Hide

Closes the flyout.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
OnProcessKeyboardAccelerators(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) OnProcessKeyboardAccelerators(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) OnProcessKeyboardAccelerators(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) OnProcessKeyboardAccelerators(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs)

Called just before a keyboard shortcut (accelerator) is processed in your app. Invoked whenever application code or internal processes call ProcessKeyboardAccelerators. Override this method to influence the default accelerator handling.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

Registers a notification function for listening to changes to a specific DependencyProperty on this DependencyObject instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement,FlyoutBase) SetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement,FlyoutBase) SetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement,FlyoutBase) SetAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement,FlyoutBase)

Associates the specified flyout with the specified FrameworkElement.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ShowAt(DependencyObject,FlyoutShowOptions) ShowAt(DependencyObject,FlyoutShowOptions) ShowAt(DependencyObject,FlyoutShowOptions) ShowAt(DependencyObject,FlyoutShowOptions)

Shows the flyout placed in relation to the specified element using the specified options.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShowAt(FrameworkElement) ShowAt(FrameworkElement) ShowAt(FrameworkElement) ShowAt(FrameworkElement)

Shows the flyout placed in relation to the specified element.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
ShowAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) ShowAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) ShowAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement) ShowAttachedFlyout(FrameworkElement)

Shows the flyout associated with the specified element, if any.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
TryInvokeKeyboardAccelerator(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) TryInvokeKeyboardAccelerator(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) TryInvokeKeyboardAccelerator(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs) TryInvokeKeyboardAccelerator(ProcessKeyboardAcceleratorEventArgs)

Attempts to invoke a keyboard shortcut (accelerator).

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64)

Cancels a change notification that was previously registered by calling RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)


Closed Closed Closed Closed

Occurs when the flyout is hidden.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Closing Closing Closing Closing

Occurs when the flyout starts to be hidden.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Opened Opened Opened Opened

Occurs when the flyout is shown.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)
Opening Opening Opening Opening

Occurs before the flyout is shown.

(Inherited from FlyoutBase)

See also