#827 – Overriding the Cursor Properties of Child Elements

A child FrameworkElement can set a Cursor value that overrides the current Cursor value set by a parent (or ancestor) element.  This new Cursor value then applies in the element where it is set and any of its own child elements.

A parent/ancestor FrameworkElement can, however, force all child elements to use a particular cursor, by setting the ForceCursor property to true.  This overrides any Cursor property values that the child elements might set.

In the example below, the second Button sets its Cursor property to Hand, but this value is overridden because the parent StackPanel sets the ForceCursor property to true.

    <StackPanel Cursor="Hand" ForceCursor="True">
        <Label Content="Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit"
               Margin="5"
               Background="LightCoral"/>
        <Label Content="Noli habere bovis, vir"
               Margin="5"
               Background="DarkSeaGreen"/>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"
                    HorizontalAlignment="Center">
            <Button Content="Veni, Vidi"
                    Padding="10,5" Margin="10"/>
            <Button Content="Dormivi"
                    Cursor="Wait"
                    Padding="10,5" Margin="10"/>
        </StackPanel>
    </StackPanel>

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About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #827 – Overriding the Cursor Properties of Child Elements

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