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Control.Parent Property

Gets or sets the parent container of the control.

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

[<BrowsableAttribute(false)>]
member Parent : Control with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control
A Control that represents the parent or container control of the control.

Setting the Parent property value to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) removes the control from the Control.ControlCollection of its current parent control.

The following code example uses the Parent property and the FindForm method to set properties on the parent control of a button and its form.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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