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Control.OnLeave Method (EventArgs)


Raises the Leave event.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

protected virtual void OnLeave(
	EventArgs e


Type: System.EventArgs

An EventArgs that contains the event data.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Handling and Raising Events.

The OnLeave method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding OnLeave in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnLeave method so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example uses the Leave event to reset a control to its former state.

private void textBox1_Enter(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    // If the TextBox contains text, change its foreground and background colors.
    if (textBox1.Text != String.Empty)
        textBox1.ForeColor = Color.Red;
        textBox1.BackColor = Color.Black;
        // Move the selection pointer to the end of the text of the control.
        textBox1.Select(textBox1.Text.Length, 0);

private void textBox1_Leave(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    // Reset the colors and selection of the TextBox after focus is lost.
    textBox1.ForeColor = Color.Black;
    textBox1.BackColor = Color.White;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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