Sunday, March 31, 2013

Windows Store App… How to set focus on a textbox

A common task in UI development is setting the focus on a textbox when navigating to a particular screen. When doing this on a Windows 8 application, a lot of developers try to do this inside the OnNavigatedTo event handler. This does not work. To set the focus on a textbox when the page is hit, call the focus method on the particular textbox inside the loaded event handler… That should do it.



private void pageRoot_Loaded_1(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

Hope this helps. Happy Coding!

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