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Control.Visible Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control and all its child controls are displayed.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public bool Visible { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control and all its child controls are displayed; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Note that even if Visible is set to true, the control might not be visible to the user if it is obscured behind other controls.

The following code example uses the derived classes VScrollBar and HScrollBar and sets their Visible property values, based on the size of an Image being displayed in a PictureBox control. This example requires that a PictureBox has been created on a form and that HScrollBar and VScrollBar controls have been created on the PictureBox. This code should be called when the image is loaded into the picture box and by the Resize event of the form.

public void DisplayScrollBars()
 {
    // Display or hide the scroll bars based upon   
    // whether the image is larger than the PictureBox. 
    if (pictureBox1.Width > pictureBox1.Image.Width)
    {
       hScrollBar1.Visible = false;
    }
    else
    {
       hScrollBar1.Visible = true;
    }

    if (pictureBox1.Height > pictureBox1.Image.Height)
    {
       vScrollBar1.Visible = false;
    }
    else
    {
       vScrollBar1.Visible = true;
    }
 }
 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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