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Control.Location Property

Gets or sets the coordinates of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of its container.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public Point Location { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Point get_Location ()

/** @property */
public void set_Location (Point value)

public function get Location () : Point

public function set Location (value : Point)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The Point that represents the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of its container.

Because the Point class is a value type (Structure in Visual Basic, struct in Visual C#), it is returned by value, meaning accessing the property returns a copy of the upper-left point of the control. So, adjusting the X or Y properties of the Point returned from this property will not affect the Left, Right, Top, or Bottom property values of the control. To adjust these properties set each property value individually, or set the Location property with a new Point.

If the Control is a Form, the Location property value represents the upper-left corner of the Form in screen coordinates.

The following code example creates a GroupBox and sets some of its common properties. The example creates a TextBox and sets its Location within the group box. Next, it sets the Text property of the group box, and docks the group box to the top of the form. Lastly, it disables the group box by setting the Enabled property to false, which causes all controls contained within the group box to be disabled.

// Add a GroupBox to a form and set some of its common properties.
private void AddMyGroupBox()
{
   // Create a GroupBox and add a TextBox to it.
   GroupBox groupBox1 = new GroupBox();
   TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
   textBox1.Location = new Point(15, 15);
   groupBox1.Controls.Add(textBox1);

   // Set the Text and Dock properties of the GroupBox.
   groupBox1.Text = "MyGroupBox";
   groupBox1.Dock = DockStyle.Top;

   // Disable the GroupBox (which disables all its child controls)
   groupBox1.Enabled = false;

   // Add the Groupbox to the form.
   this.Controls.Add(groupBox1);
}

// Add a GroupBox to a form and set some of its common properties.
private void AddMyGroupBox()
{
    // Create a GroupBox and add a TextBox to it.
    GroupBox groupBox1 = new GroupBox();
    TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
    textBox1.set_Location(new Point(15, 15));
    groupBox1.get_Controls().Add(textBox1);
    // Set the Text and Dock properties of the GroupBox.
    groupBox1.set_Text("MyGroupBox");
    groupBox1.set_Dock(DockStyle.Top);
    // Disable the GroupBox (which disables all its child controls)
    groupBox1.set_Enabled(false);
    // Add the Groupbox to the form.
    this.get_Controls().Add(groupBox1);
} //AddMyGroupBox

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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