Sets the bounds of the form in desktop coordinates.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
'Declaration Public Sub SetDesktopBounds ( _ x As Integer, _ y As Integer, _ width As Integer, _ height As Integer _ )
Desktop coordinates are based on the working area of the screen, which excludes the taskbar. You can use this method to set the position and size of your form on the desktop. Since desktop coordinates are based on the working area of the form, you can use this method to ensure that your form is completely visible on the desktop.
The following code example demonstrates using the method. To run this example, paste the following code in a form that contains a button named Button2. Ensure all events are associated with their event handlers.
Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _ ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click Dim i As Integer For i = 0 To 20 ' With each loop through the code, the form's desktop location is ' adjusted right and down by 10 pixels and its height and width ' are each decreased by 10 pixels. Me.SetDesktopBounds(Me.Location.X + 10, Me.Location.Y + 10, _ Me.Width - 10, Me.Height - 10) ' Call Sleep to show the form gradually shrinking. System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(50) Next End Sub
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)
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