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Represents a window or dialog box that makes up an application's user interface.

The following tables list the members exposed by the Form type.

  Name Description
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Form Initializes a new instance of the Form class.
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(see also Protected Properties )
  Name Description
Public property AcceptButton Gets or sets the button on the form that is clicked when the user presses the ENTER key.
Public property AccessibilityObject  Gets the AccessibleObject assigned to the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleDefaultActionDescription  Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleDescription  Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleName  Gets or sets the name of the control used by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleRole  Gets or sets the accessible role of the control (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ActiveControl  Gets or sets the active control on the container control.(Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Static ActiveForm Gets the currently active form for this application.
Public property ActiveMdiChild Gets the currently active multiple-document interface (MDI) child window.
Public property AllowDrop  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can accept data that the user drags onto it.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property AllowTransparency Gets or sets a value indicating whether the opacity of the form can be adjusted.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Anchor  Gets or sets the edges of the container to which a control is bound and determines how a control is resized with its parent. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AutoScale Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form adjusts its size to fit the height of the font used on the form and scales its controls.
Public property AutoScaleBaseSize Gets or sets the base size used for autoscaling of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleDimensions  Gets or sets the dimensions that the control was designed to.(Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleMode  Gets or sets the automatic scaling mode of the control.(Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScroll Overridden. Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form enables autoscrolling.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScrollMargin  Gets or sets the size of the auto-scroll margin.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoScrollMinSize  Gets or sets the minimum size of the auto-scroll.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoScrollOffset  Gets or sets where this control is scrolled to in ScrollControlIntoView.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScrollPosition  Gets or sets the location of the auto-scroll position.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoSize Overridden.  
Public property AutoSizeMode Gets or sets the mode by which the form automatically resizes itself.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoValidate Overridden.  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BackColor Overridden.  
Public property BackgroundImage  Gets or sets the background image displayed in the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property BackgroundImageLayout  Gets or sets the background image layout as defined in the ImageLayout enumeration.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BindingContext  (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Bottom  Gets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Bounds  Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements, in pixels, relative to the parent control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property CancelButton Gets or sets the button control that is clicked when the user presses the ESC key.
Public property CanFocus  Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property CanSelect  Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Capture  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control has captured the mouse.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property CausesValidation  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control causes validation to be performed on any controls that require validation when it receives focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static CheckForIllegalCrossThreadCalls  Gets or sets a value indicating whether to catch calls on the wrong thread that access a control's Handle property.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ClientRectangle  Gets the rectangle that represents the client area of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ClientSize Gets or sets the size of the client area of the form.
Public property CompanyName  Gets the name of the company or creator of the application containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Container  Gets the IContainer that contains the Component.(Inherited from Component.)
Public property ContainsFocus  Gets a value indicating whether the control, or one of its child controls, currently has the input focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ContextMenu  Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property ContextMenuStrip  Gets or sets the ContextMenuStrip associated with this control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ControlBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether a control box is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Controls  Gets the collection of controls contained within the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Created  Gets a value indicating whether the control has been created.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework CurrentAutoScaleDimensions  Gets the current run-time dimensions of the screen.(Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Cursor  Gets or sets the cursor that is displayed when the mouse pointer is over the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework DataBindings  Gets the data bindings for the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultBackColor  Gets the default background color of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultFont  Gets the default font of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultForeColor  Gets the default foreground color of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property DesktopBounds Gets or sets the size and location of the form on the Windows desktop.
Public property DesktopLocation Gets or sets the location of the form on the Windows desktop.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework DialogResult Gets or sets the dialog result for the form.
Public property DisplayRectangle  Gets the rectangle that represents the virtual display area of the control.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Disposing  Gets a value indicating whether the base Control class is in the process of disposing.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Dock  Gets or sets which control borders are docked to its parent control and determines how a control is resized with its parent.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property DockPadding  Gets the dock padding settings for all edges of the control.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Enabled  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can respond to user interaction.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Focused  Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Font  Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ForeColor  Gets or sets the foreground color of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework FormBorderStyle Gets or sets the border style of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Handle  Gets the window handle that the control is bound to.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property HasChildren  Gets a value indicating whether the control contains one or more child controls.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Height  Gets or sets the height of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property HelpButton Gets or sets a value indicating whether a Help button should be displayed in the caption box of the form.
Public property HorizontalScroll  Gets the characteristics associated with the horizontal scroll bar.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Icon Gets or sets the icon for the form.
Public property ImeMode  Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework InvokeRequired  Gets a value indicating whether the caller must call an invoke method when making method calls to the control because the caller is on a different thread than the one the control was created on.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsAccessible  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visible to accessibility applications.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsDisposed  Gets a value indicating whether the control has been disposed of.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsHandleCreated  Gets a value indicating whether the control has a handle associated with it.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsMdiChild Gets a value indicating whether the form is a multiple-document interface (MDI) child form.
Public property IsMdiContainer Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is a container for multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms.
Public property IsMirrored  Gets a value indicating whether the control is mirrored.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsRestrictedWindow Gets a value indicating whether the form can use all windows and user input events without restriction.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework KeyPreview Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form will receive key events before the event is passed to the control that has focus.
Public property LayoutEngine  Gets a cached instance of the control's layout engine.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Left  Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the left edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Location  
Public property MainMenuStrip Gets or sets the primary menu container for the form.
Public property Margin  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MaximizeBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Maximize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property MaximumSize Overridden. Gets the maximum size the form can be resized to.
Public property MdiChildren Gets an array of forms that represent the multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms that are parented to this form.
Public property MdiParent Gets or sets the current multiple-document interface (MDI) parent form of this form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Menu Gets or sets the MainMenu that is displayed in the form.
Public property MergedMenu Gets the merged menu for the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MinimizeBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Minimize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property MinimumSize Overridden. Gets or sets the minimum size the form can be resized to.
Public property Modal Gets a value indicating whether this form is displayed modally.
Public property Static ModifierKeys  Gets a value indicating which of the modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT) is in a pressed state.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MouseButtons  Gets a value indicating which of the mouse buttons is in a pressed state.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MousePosition  Gets the position of the mouse cursor in screen coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Name  Gets or sets the name of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Opacity Gets or sets the opacity level of the form.
Public property OwnedForms Gets an array of Form objects that represent all forms that are owned by this form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Owner Gets or sets the form that owns this form.
Public property Padding  Gets or sets padding within the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Parent  Gets or sets the parent container of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property ParentForm  Gets the form that the container control is assigned to.(Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property PreferredSize  Gets the size of a rectangular area into which the control can fit.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property ProductName  Gets the product name of the assembly containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property ProductVersion  Gets the version of the assembly containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property RecreatingHandle  Gets a value indicating whether the control is currently re-creating its handle.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Region  Gets or sets the window region associated with the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property RestoreBounds Gets the location and size of the form in its normal window state.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Right  Gets the distance, in pixels, between the right edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property RightToLeft  Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property RightToLeftLayout Gets or sets a value indicating whether right-to-left mirror placement is turned on.
Public property ShowIcon Gets or sets a value indicating whether an icon is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property ShowInTaskbar Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is displayed in the Windows taskbar.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Site  Gets or sets the site of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Size Gets or sets the size of the form.
Public property SizeGripStyle Gets or sets the style of the size grip to display in the lower-right corner of the form.
Public property StartPosition Gets or sets the starting position of the form at run time.
Public property TabIndex Gets or sets the tab order of the control within its container.
Public property TabStop  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Tag  Gets or sets the object that contains data about the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Text Overridden.  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Top  Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the top edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property TopLevel Gets or sets a value indicating whether to display the form as a top-level window.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework TopLevelControl  Gets the parent control that is not parented by another Windows Forms control. Typically, this is the outermost Form that the control is contained in.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework TopMost Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form should be displayed as a topmost form.
Public property TransparencyKey Gets or sets the color that will represent transparent areas of the form.
Public property UseWaitCursor  Gets or sets a value indicating whether to use the wait cursor for the current control and all child controls.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property VerticalScroll  Gets the characteristics associated with the vertical scroll bar.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Visible  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is displayed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Width  Gets or sets the width of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework WindowState Gets or sets the form's window state.
Public property WindowTarget  (Inherited from Control.)
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  Name Description
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleFactor  Gets the scaling factor between the current and design-time automatic scaling dimensions. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Protected property CanRaiseEvents  Determines if events can be raised on the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property CreateParams Overridden.  
Protected property DefaultCursor  Gets or sets the default cursor for the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultImeMode Overridden. Gets the default Input Method Editor (IME) mode supported by the control.
Protected property DefaultMargin  Gets the space, in pixels, that is specified by default between controls.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultMaximumSize  Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default maximum size of a control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultMinimumSize  Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default minimum size of a control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultPadding  Gets the internal spacing, in pixels, of the contents of a control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultSize Overridden.  
Protected property DesignMode  Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode.(Inherited from Component.)
Protected property DoubleBuffered  Gets or sets a value indicating whether this control should redraw its surface using a secondary buffer to reduce or prevent flicker.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Events  Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component.(Inherited from Component.)
Protected property FontHeight  Gets or sets the height of the font of the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property HScroll  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the horizontal scroll bar is visible.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected property MaximizedBounds Gets and sets the size of the form when it is maximized.
Protected property RenderRightToLeft  (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ResizeRedraw  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control redraws itself when resized.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ScaleChildren  Gets a value that determines the scaling of child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowFocusCues  Gets a value indicating whether the control should display focus rectangles.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowKeyboardCues  Gets a value indicating whether the user interface is in the appropriate state to show or hide keyboard accelerators.(Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowWithoutActivation Gets a value indicating whether the window will be activated when it is shown.
Protected property VScroll  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the vertical scroll bar is visible.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
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(see also Protected Methods )
  Name Description
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Activate Activates the form and gives it focus.
Public method AddOwnedForm Adds an owned form to this form.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BeginInvoke  Overloaded. Executes a delegate asynchronously on the thread that the control's underlying handle was created on. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BringToFront  Brings the control to the front of the z-order. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Close Closes the form.
Public method Contains  Retrieves a value indicating whether the specified control is a child of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method CreateControl  Forces the creation of the control, including the creation of the handle and any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework CreateGraphics  Creates the Graphics for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method CreateObjRef  Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Dispose Overloaded. Releases the resources used by the form.
Public method DoDragDrop  Begins a drag-and-drop operation. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method DrawToBitmap  Supports rendering to the specified bitmap. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework EndInvoke  Retrieves the return value of the asynchronous operation represented by the IAsyncResult passed. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Equals  Overloaded. Determines whether two Object instances are equal. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method FindForm  Retrieves the form that the control is on. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Focus  Sets input focus to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static FromChildHandle  Retrieves the control that contains the specified handle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static FromHandle  Returns the control that is currently associated with the specified handle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static GetAutoScaleSize Gets the size when autoscaling the form based on a specified font.
Public method GetChildAtPoint  Overloaded. Retrieves the child control at a specified location. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method GetContainerControl  Returns the next ContainerControl up the control's chain of parent controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GetHashCode  Serves as a hash function for a particular type. GetHashCode is suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetLifetimeService  Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public method GetNextControl  Retrieves the next control forward or back in the tab order of child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method GetPreferredSize  Retrieves the size of a rectangular area into which a control can be fitted. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GetType  Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Hide  Conceals the control from the user. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method InitializeLifetimeService  Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Invalidate  Overloaded. Invalidates a specific region of the control and causes a paint message to be sent to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Invoke  Overloaded. Executes a delegate on the thread that owns the control's underlying window handle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static IsKeyLocked  Determines whether the CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK key is in effect. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static IsMnemonic  Determines if the specified character is the mnemonic character assigned to the control in the specified string. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method LayoutMdi Arranges the multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms within the MDI parent form.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework PerformAutoScale  Performs scaling of the container control and its children. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public method PerformLayout  Overloaded. Forces the control to apply layout logic to child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework PointToClient  Computes the location of the specified screen point into client coordinates. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework PointToScreen  Computes the location of the specified client point into screen coordinates. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method PreProcessControlMessage  Preprocesses keyboard or input messages within the message loop before they are dispatched. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method PreProcessMessage  Preprocesses keyboard or input messages within the message loop before they are dispatched. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework RectangleToClient  Computes the size and location of the specified screen rectangle in client coordinates. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework RectangleToScreen  Computes the size and location of the specified client rectangle in screen coordinates. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ReferenceEquals  Determines whether the specified Object instances are the same instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Refresh  Forces the control to invalidate its client area and immediately redraw itself and any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method RemoveOwnedForm Removes an owned form from this form.
Public method ResetBackColor  Resets the BackColor property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetBindings  Causes a control bound to the BindingSource to reread all the items in the list and refresh their displayed values. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetCursor  Resets the Cursor property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetFont  Resets the Font property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetForeColor  Resets the ForeColor property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetImeMode  Resets the ImeMode property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetRightToLeft  Resets the RightToLeft property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ResetText  Resets the Text property to its default value. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ResumeLayout  Overloaded. Resumes the usual layout logic. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Scale  Overloaded. Scales the control and any child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method ScrollControlIntoView  Scrolls the specified child control into view on an auto-scroll enabled control. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public method Select Overloaded. Activates the form and selects a child control.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework SelectNextControl  Activates the next control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework SendToBack  Sends the control to the back of the z-order. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method SetAutoScrollMargin  Sets the size of the auto-scroll margins. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public method SetBounds  Overloaded. Sets the bounds of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method SetDesktopBounds Sets the bounds of the form in desktop coordinates.
Public method SetDesktopLocation Sets the location of the form in desktop coordinates.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Show Overloaded. Displays the form.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ShowDialog Overloaded. Shows the form as a modal dialog box.
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework SuspendLayout  Temporarily suspends the layout logic for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ToString Overridden.  
Public method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Update  Causes the control to redraw the invalidated regions within its client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Public method Validate  Overloaded. Verifies the value of the control losing focus by causing the Validating and Validated events to occur, in that order. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public method ValidateChildren Overloaded. Overridden. Validates all selectable child controls in the form.
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  Name Description
Protected method AccessibilityNotifyClients  Overloaded. Notifies the accessibility client applications of AccessibleEvents. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method ActivateMdiChild Activates the MDI child of a form.
Protected method AdjustFormScrollbars Overridden.  
Protected method ApplyAutoScaling Resizes the form according to the current value of the AutoScaleBaseSize property and the size of the current font.
Protected method CenterToParent Centers the position of the form within the bounds of the parent form.
Protected method CenterToScreen Centers the form on the current screen.
Protected method CreateAccessibilityInstance  Creates a new accessibility object for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework CreateControlsInstance Overridden.  
Protected method CreateHandle Overridden. Creates the handle for the form. If a derived class overrides this function, it must call the base implementation.
Protected method DefWndProc Overridden.  
Protected method DestroyHandle  Destroys the handle associated with the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Dispose Overloaded. Overridden. Releases the resources used by the form.
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Finalize  Releases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected method GetAccessibilityObjectById  Retrieves the specified AccessibleObject. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method GetAutoSizeMode  Retrieves a value indicating how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GetScaledBounds Overridden.  
Protected method GetScrollState  Determines whether the specified flag has been set. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method GetService  Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected method GetStyle  Retrieves the value of the specified control style bit for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method GetTopLevel  Determines if the control is a top-level control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InitLayout  Called after the control has been added to another container. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InvokeGotFocus  Raises the GotFocus event for the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InvokeLostFocus  Raises the LostFocus event for the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InvokeOnClick  Raises the Click event for the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InvokePaint  Raises the Paint event for the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method InvokePaintBackground  Raises the PaintBackground event for the specified control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method IsInputChar  Determines if a character is an input character that the control recognizes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method IsInputKey  Determines whether the specified key is a regular input key or a special key that requires preprocessing. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MemberwiseClone  Overloaded. (Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)
Protected method NotifyInvalidate  Raises the Invalidated event with a specified region of the control to invalidate. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnActivated Raises the Activated event.
Protected method OnAutoSizeChanged  Raises the AutoSizeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnAutoValidateChanged  Raises the AutoValidateChanged event. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Protected method OnBackColorChanged  Raises the BackColorChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnBackgroundImageChanged Overridden. Raises the BackgroundImageChanged event.
Protected method OnBackgroundImageLayoutChanged Overridden. Raises the BackgroundImageLayoutChanged event.
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnBindingContextChanged  Raises the BindingContextChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnCausesValidationChanged  Raises the CausesValidationChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnChangeUICues  Raises the ChangeUICues event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnClick  Raises the Click event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnClientSizeChanged  Raises the ClientSizeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnClosed Raises the Closed event.
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnClosing Raises the Closing event.
Protected method OnContextMenuChanged  Raises the ContextMenuChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnContextMenuStripChanged  Raises the ContextMenuStripChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnControlAdded  Raises the ControlAdded event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnControlRemoved  Raises the ControlRemoved event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnCreateControl Overridden. Raises the CreateControl event.
Protected method OnCursorChanged  Raises the CursorChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnDeactivate Raises the Deactivate event.
Protected method OnDockChanged  Raises the DockChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnDoubleClick  Raises the DoubleClick event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnDragDrop  Raises the DragDrop event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnDragEnter  Raises the DragEnter event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnDragLeave  Raises the DragLeave event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnDragOver  Raises the DragOver event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnEnabledChanged Overridden.  
Protected method OnEnter Overridden. Raises the Enter event.
Protected method OnFontChanged Overridden.  
Protected method OnForeColorChanged  Raises the ForeColorChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnFormClosed Raises the FormClosed event.
Protected method OnFormClosing Raises the FormClosing event.
Protected method OnGiveFeedback  Raises the GiveFeedback event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnGotFocus  Raises the GotFocus event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnHandleCreated Overridden.  
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnHandleDestroyed Overridden.  
Protected method OnHelpButtonClicked Raises the HelpButtonClicked event.
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnHelpRequested  Raises the HelpRequested event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnImeModeChanged  Raises the ImeModeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnInputLanguageChanged Raises the InputLanguageChanged event.
Protected method OnInputLanguageChanging Raises the InputLanguageChanging event.
Protected method OnInvalidated  Raises the Invalidated event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnKeyDown  Raises the KeyDown event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnKeyPress  Raises the KeyPress event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnKeyUp  Raises the KeyUp event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnLayout Overridden.  
Protected method OnLeave  Raises the Leave event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnLoad Raises the Load event.
Protected method OnLocationChanged  Raises the LocationChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnLostFocus  Raises the LostFocus event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMarginChanged  Raises the MarginChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMaximizedBoundsChanged Raises the MaximizedBoundsChanged event.
Protected method OnMaximumSizeChanged Raises the MaximumSizeChanged event.
Protected method OnMdiChildActivate Raises the MdiChildActivate event.
Protected method OnMenuComplete Raises the MenuComplete event.
Protected method OnMenuStart Raises the MenuStart event.
Protected method OnMinimumSizeChanged Raises the MinimumSizeChanged event.
Protected method OnMouseCaptureChanged  Raises the MouseCaptureChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseClick  Raises the MouseClick event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseDoubleClick  Raises the MouseDoubleClick event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnMouseDown  Raises the MouseDown event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseEnter  Raises the MouseEnter event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseHover  Raises the MouseHover event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseLeave  Raises the MouseLeave event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnMouseMove  Raises the MouseMove event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnMouseUp  Raises the MouseUp event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnMouseWheel  Raises the MouseWheel event. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method OnMove  Raises the Move event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnNotifyMessage  Notifies the control of Windows messages. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnPaddingChanged  Raises the PaddingChanged event. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnPaint Overridden.  
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnPaintBackground  Paints the background of the control. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method OnParentBackColorChanged  Raises the BackColorChanged event when the BackColor property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentBackgroundImageChanged  Raises the BackgroundImageChanged event when the BackgroundImage property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentBindingContextChanged  Raises the BindingContextChanged event when the BindingContext property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnParentChanged  (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Protected method OnParentCursorChanged  Raises the CursorChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentEnabledChanged  Raises the EnabledChanged event when the Enabled property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentFontChanged  Raises the FontChanged event when the Font property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentForeColorChanged  Raises the ForeColorChanged event when the ForeColor property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentRightToLeftChanged  Raises the RightToLeftChanged event when the RightToLeft property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnParentVisibleChanged  Raises the VisibleChanged event when the Visible property value of the control's container changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnPreviewKeyDown  Raises the PreviewKeyDown event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnPrint  Raises the Paint event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnQueryContinueDrag  Raises the QueryContinueDrag event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnRegionChanged  Raises the RegionChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnResize Overridden.  
Protected method OnResizeBegin Raises the ResizeBegin event.
Protected method OnResizeEnd Raises the ResizeEnd event.
Protected method OnRightToLeftChanged  (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method OnRightToLeftLayoutChanged Raises the RightToLeftLayoutChanged event.
Protected method OnScroll  Raises the Scroll event. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method OnShown Raises the Shown event.
Protected method OnSizeChanged  Raises the SizeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnStyleChanged Overridden.  
Protected method OnSystemColorsChanged  Raises the SystemColorsChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnTabIndexChanged  Raises the TabIndexChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnTabStopChanged  Raises the TabStopChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework OnTextChanged Overridden.  
Protected method OnValidated  Raises the Validated event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnValidating  Raises the Validating event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method OnVisibleChanged Overridden. Raises the VisibleChanged event.
Protected method ProcessCmdKey Overridden. Processes a command key.
Protected method ProcessDialogChar Overridden.  
Protected method ProcessDialogKey Overridden. Processes a dialog box key.
Protected method ProcessKeyEventArgs  Processes a key message and generates the appropriate control events. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method ProcessKeyMessage  Processes a keyboard message. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method ProcessKeyPreview Overridden.  
Protected method ProcessMnemonic Overridden.  
Protected method ProcessTabKey Overridden.  
Protected method RaiseDragEvent  Raises the appropriate drag event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RaiseKeyEvent  Raises the appropriate key event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RaiseMouseEvent  Raises the appropriate mouse event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RaisePaintEvent  Raises the appropriate paint event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RecreateHandle  Forces the re-creation of the handle for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Static ReflectMessage  Reflects the specified message to the control that is bound to the specified handle. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method ResetMouseEventArgs  Resets the control to handle the MouseLeave event. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RtlTranslateAlignment  Overloaded. Converts the current alignment to the appropriate alignment to support right-to-left text. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RtlTranslateContent  Converts the specified ContentAlignment to the appropriate ContentAlignment to support right-to-left text. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RtlTranslateHorizontal  Converts the specified HorizontalAlignment to the appropriate HorizontalAlignment to support right-to-left text. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method RtlTranslateLeftRight  Converts the specified LeftRightAlignment to the appropriate LeftRightAlignment to support right-to-left text. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ScaleControl Overridden.  
Protected method ScaleCore Overridden. Performs scaling of the form.
Protected method ScrollToControl  Calculates the scroll offset to the specified child control. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method Select Overloaded. Overridden. Activates the form and selects a child control.
Protected method SetAutoSizeMode  Sets a value indicating how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method SetBoundsCore Overridden.  
Protected method SetClientSizeCore Overridden. Sets the client size of the form. This will adjust the bounds of the form to make the client size the requested size.
Protected method SetDisplayRectLocation  Positions the display window to the specified value. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method SetScrollState  Sets the specified scroll state flag. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected method SetStyle  Sets the specified style bit to the specified value. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method SetTopLevel  Sets the control as the top-level control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method SetVisibleCore Overridden.  
Protected method SizeFromClientSize  Determines the size of the entire control from the height and width of its client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method UpdateBounds  Overloaded. Updates the bounds of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method UpdateDefaultButton Overridden. Updates which button is the default button.
Protected method UpdateStyles  Forces the assigned styles to be reapplied to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method UpdateZOrder  Updates the control in its parent's z-order. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected method WndProc Overridden.  
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Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Activated Occurs when the form is activated in code or by the user.
Public event AutoSizeChanged  
Public event AutoValidateChanged  
Public event BackColorChanged  Occurs when the value of the BackColor property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event BackgroundImageChanged  Occurs when the value of the BackgroundImage property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event BackgroundImageLayoutChanged  Occurs when the BackgroundImageLayout property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event BindingContextChanged  Occurs when the value of the BindingContext property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event CausesValidationChanged  Occurs when the value of the CausesValidation property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ChangeUICues  Occurs when the focus or keyboard user interface (UI) cues change.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Click  Occurs when the control is clicked.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ClientSizeChanged  Occurs when the value of the ClientSize property changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Closed Occurs when the form is closed.
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Closing Occurs when the form is closing.
Public event ContextMenuChanged  Occurs when the value of the ContextMenu property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ContextMenuStripChanged  Occurs when the value of the ContextMenuStrip property changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Public event ControlAdded  Occurs when a new control is added to the Control.ControlCollection.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ControlRemoved  Occurs when a control is removed from the Control.ControlCollection.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event CursorChanged  Occurs when the value of the Cursor property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Deactivate Occurs when the form loses focus and is no longer the active form.
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Disposed  Adds an event handler to listen to the Disposed event on the component.(Inherited from Component.)
Public event DockChanged  Occurs when the value of the Dock property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework DoubleClick  Occurs when the control is double-clicked.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event DragDrop  Occurs when a drag-and-drop operation is completed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event DragEnter  Occurs when an object is dragged into the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event DragLeave  Occurs when an object is dragged out of the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event DragOver  Occurs when an object is dragged over the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework EnabledChanged  Occurs when the Enabled property value has changed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Enter  Occurs when the control is entered.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event FontChanged  Occurs when the Font property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ForeColorChanged  Occurs when the ForeColor property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event FormClosed Occurs after the form is closed.
Public event FormClosing Occurs before the form is closed.
Public event GiveFeedback  Occurs during a drag operation.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework GotFocus  Occurs when the control receives focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework HandleCreated  Occurs when a handle is created for the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework HandleDestroyed  Occurs when the control's handle is in the process of being destroyed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event HelpButtonClicked Occurs when the Help button is clicked.
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework HelpRequested  Occurs when the user requests help for a control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ImeModeChanged  Occurs when the ImeMode property has changed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event InputLanguageChanged Occurs after the input language of the form has changed.
Public event InputLanguageChanging Occurs when the user attempts to change the input language for the form.
Public event Invalidated  Occurs when a control's display requires redrawing.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework KeyDown  Occurs when a key is pressed while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework KeyPress  Occurs when a key is pressed while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework KeyUp  Occurs when a key is released while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Layout  Occurs when a control should reposition its child controls.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Leave  Occurs when the input focus leaves the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Load Occurs before a form is displayed for the first time.
Public event LocationChanged  Occurs when the Location property value has changed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework LostFocus  Occurs when the control loses focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MarginChanged  
Public event MaximizedBoundsChanged Occurs when the value of the MaximizedBounds property has changed.
Public event MaximumSizeChanged Occurs when the value of the MaximumSize property has changed.
Public event MdiChildActivate Occurs when a multiple-document interface (MDI) child form is activated or closed within an MDI application.
Public event MenuComplete Occurs when the menu of a form loses focus.
Public event MenuStart Occurs when the menu of a form receives focus.
Public event MinimumSizeChanged Occurs when the value of the MinimumSize property has changed.
Public event MouseCaptureChanged  Occurs when the control loses mouse capture.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseClick  Occurs when the control is clicked by the mouse.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseDoubleClick  Occurs when the control is double clicked by the mouse.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MouseDown  Occurs when the mouse pointer is over the control and a mouse button is pressed.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseEnter  Occurs when the mouse pointer enters the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseHover  Occurs when the mouse pointer rests on the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseLeave  Occurs when the mouse pointer leaves the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MouseMove  Occurs when the mouse pointer is moved over the control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MouseUp  Occurs when the mouse pointer is over the control and a mouse button is released.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event MouseWheel  Occurs when the mouse wheel moves while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Move  Occurs when the control is moved.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event PaddingChanged  Occurs when the control's padding changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Paint  Occurs when the control is redrawn.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ParentChanged  Occurs when the Parent property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event PreviewKeyDown  Occurs before the KeyDown event when a key is pressed while focus is on this control.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event QueryAccessibilityHelp  Occurs when AccessibleObject is providing help to accessibility applications.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event QueryContinueDrag  Occurs during a drag-and-drop operation and enables the drag source to determine whether the drag-and-drop operation should be canceled.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event RegionChanged  Occurs when the value of the Region property changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Resize  Occurs when the control is resized.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event ResizeBegin Occurs when a form enters resizing mode.
Public event ResizeEnd Occurs when a form exits resizing mode.
Public event RightToLeftChanged  Occurs when the RightToLeft property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event RightToLeftLayoutChanged Occurs after the value of the RightToLeftLayout property changes.
Public event Scroll  Occurs when the user or code scrolls through the client area.(Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public event Shown Occurs whenever the form is first displayed.
Public event SizeChanged  Occurs when the Size property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event StyleChanged  Occurs when the control style changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event SystemColorsChanged  Occurs when the system colors change.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event TabIndexChanged Occurs when the value of the TabIndex property changes.
Public event TabStopChanged  
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework TextChanged  Occurs when the Text property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Validated  Occurs when the control is finished validating.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Validating  Occurs when the control is validating.(Inherited from Control.)
Public event VisibleChanged  Occurs when the Visible property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)
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