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Control.Padding Property

Gets or sets padding within the control.

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

public Padding Padding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Padding
A Padding representing the control's internal spacing characteristics.

For containers such as GroupBox and TabControl, the Padding property gets or sets their respective DisplayRectangle properties. The ScrollableControl.DockPadding property is equal to its Control.Padding property.

Controls receive default values for Padding that are reasonably close to Windows user interface guidelines. Some adjustments might still be necessary for particular applications.

All controls that implement GetPreferredSize are enlarged by the amount in Padding when AutoSize is true.

The following controls do not use Padding:

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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