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Control Properties

The properties of the Control class are listed here. For a complete list of Control class members, see the Control Members topic.

Public Properties

public propertyAccessibilityObject Gets the AccessibleObject assigned to the control.
public propertyAccessibleDefaultActionDescription Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleDescription Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleName Gets or sets the name of the control used by accessibility client applications.
public propertyAccessibleRole Gets or sets the accessible role of the control
public propertyAllowDrop Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can accept data that the user drags onto it.
public propertyAnchor Gets or sets which edges of the control are anchored to the edges of its container.
public propertyBackColor

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the background color for the control.
public propertyBackgroundImage Gets or sets the background image displayed in the control.
public propertyBindingContext

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the BindingContext for the control.
public propertyBottom

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.
public propertyBounds

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements.
public propertyCanFocus Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.
public propertyCanSelect Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected.
public propertyCapture

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control has captured the mouse.
public propertyCausesValidation Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control causes validation to be performed on any controls that require validation when it receives focus.
public propertyClientRectangle

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the rectangle that represents the client area of the control.
public propertyClientSize

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the height and width of the client area of the control.
public propertyCompanyName Gets the name of the company or creator of the application containing the control.
public propertyContainer (inherited from Component) Gets the IContainer that contains the Component.
public propertyContainsFocus Gets a value indicating whether the control, or one of its child controls, currently has the input focus.
public propertyContextMenu

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control.
public propertyControls

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the collection of controls contained within the control.
public propertyCreated Gets a value indicating whether the control has been created.
public propertyCursor Gets or sets the cursor that is displayed when the mouse pointer is over the control.
public propertyDataBindings

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the data bindings for the control.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)DefaultBackColor Gets the default background color of the control.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)DefaultFont Gets the default font of the control.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)DefaultForeColor Gets the default foreground color of the control.
public propertyDisplayRectangle Gets the rectangle that represents the display area of the control.
public propertyDisposing Gets a value indicating whether the control is in the process of being disposed of.
public propertyDock Gets or sets which edge of the parent container a control is docked to.
public propertyEnabled

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can respond to user interaction.
public propertyFocused

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.
public propertyFont

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control.
public propertyForeColor

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the foreground color of the control.
public propertyHandle Gets the window handle that the control is bound to.
public propertyHasChildren Gets a value indicating whether the control contains one or more child controls.
public propertyHeight

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the height of the control.
public propertyImeMode Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control.
public propertyInvokeRequired 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.
public propertyIsAccessible Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visible to accessibility applications.
public propertyIsDisposed Gets a value indicating whether the control has been disposed of.
public propertyIsHandleCreated Gets a value indicating whether the control has a handle associated with it.
public propertyLeft

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the left edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.
public propertyLocation

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the coordinates of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of its container.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)ModifierKeys Gets a value indicating which of the modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT) is in a pressed state.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)MouseButtons

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets a value indicating which of the mouse buttons is in a pressed state.
public propertystatic (Shared in Visual Basic)MousePosition

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the position of the mouse cursor in screen coordinates.
public propertyName Gets or sets the name of the control.
public propertyParent

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the parent container of the control.
public propertyProductName Gets the product name of the assembly containing the control.
public propertyProductVersion Gets the version of the assembly containing the control.
public propertyRecreatingHandle Gets a value indicating whether the control is currently re-creating its handle.
public propertyRegion Gets or sets the window region associated with the control.
public propertyRight

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the right edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.
public propertyRightToLeft Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.
public propertySite Overridden. Gets or sets the site of the control.
public propertySize

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the height and width of the control.
public propertyTabIndex Gets or sets the tab order of the control within its container.
public propertyTabStop Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give the focus to this control using the TAB key.
public propertyTag Gets or sets the object that contains data about the control.
public propertyText

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the text associated with this control.
public propertyTop

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.
public propertyTopLevelControl

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

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.
public propertyVisible

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is displayed.
public propertyWidth

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

Gets or sets the width of the control.

Protected Properties

protected propertyCreateParams Gets the required creation parameters when the control handle is created.
protected propertyDefaultImeMode Gets the default Input Method Editor (IME) mode supported by the control.
protected propertyDefaultSize Gets the default size of the control.
protected propertyDesignMode (inherited from Component) Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode.
protected propertyEvents (inherited from Component) Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component.
protected propertyFontHeight Gets or sets the height of the font of the control.
protected propertyResizeRedraw Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control redraws itself when resized.
protected propertyShowFocusCues Gets a value indicating whether the control should display focus rectangles.
protected propertyShowKeyboardCues Gets a value indicating whether the control should display keyboard shortcuts.

See Also

Control Class | System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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