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Form Properties

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  Name Description
Public property AcceptButton Gets or sets the button on the form that is clicked when the user presses the ENTER key.
Public property AccessibilityObject  Gets the AccessibleObject assigned to the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleDefaultActionDescription  Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleDescription  Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleName  Gets or sets the name of the control used by accessibility client applications. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AccessibleRole  Gets or sets the accessible role of the control (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ActiveControl  Gets or sets the active control on the container control. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Static ActiveForm Gets the currently active form for this application.
Public property ActiveMdiChild Gets the currently active multiple-document interface (MDI) child window.
Public property AllowDrop  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can accept data that the user drags onto it. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AllowTransparency Gets or sets a value indicating whether the opacity of the form can be adjusted.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Anchor  Gets or sets the edges of the container to which a control is bound and determines how a control is resized with its parent. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property AutoScale Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form adjusts its size to fit the height of the font used on the form and scales its controls.
Public property AutoScaleBaseSize Gets or sets the base size used for autoscaling of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleDimensions  Gets or sets the dimensions that the control was designed to. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleMode  Gets or sets the automatic scaling mode of the control. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScroll Overridden. Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form enables autoscrolling.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScrollMargin  Gets or sets the size of the auto-scroll margin. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoScrollMinSize  Gets or sets the minimum size of the auto-scroll. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoScrollOffset  Gets or sets where this control is scrolled to in ScrollControlIntoView. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScrollPosition  Gets or sets the location of the auto-scroll position. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property AutoSize Overridden.  
Public property AutoSizeMode Gets or sets the mode by which the form automatically resizes itself.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoValidate Overridden.  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BackColor Overridden.  
Public property BackgroundImage  Gets or sets the background image displayed in the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property BackgroundImageLayout  Gets or sets the background image layout as defined in the ImageLayout enumeration. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework BindingContext  (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Bottom  Gets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Bounds  Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements, in pixels, relative to the parent control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property CancelButton Gets or sets the button control that is clicked when the user presses the ESC key.
Public property CanFocus  Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property CanSelect  Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Capture  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control has captured the mouse. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property CausesValidation  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control causes validation to be performed on any controls that require validation when it receives focus. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static CheckForIllegalCrossThreadCalls  Gets or sets a value indicating whether to catch calls on the wrong thread that access a control's Handle property. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ClientRectangle  Gets the rectangle that represents the client area of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ClientSize Gets or sets the size of the client area of the form.
Public property CompanyName  Gets the name of the company or creator of the application containing the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Container  Gets the IContainer that contains the Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Public property ContainsFocus  Gets a value indicating whether the control, or one of its child controls, currently has the input focus. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ContextMenu  Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ContextMenuStrip  Gets or sets the ContextMenuStrip associated with this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ControlBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether a control box is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Controls  Gets the collection of controls contained within the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Created  Gets a value indicating whether the control has been created. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework CurrentAutoScaleDimensions  Gets the current run-time dimensions of the screen. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property Cursor  Gets or sets the cursor that is displayed when the mouse pointer is over the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework DataBindings  Gets the data bindings for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultBackColor  Gets the default background color of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultFont  Gets the default font of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static DefaultForeColor  Gets the default foreground color of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property DesktopBounds Gets or sets the size and location of the form on the Windows desktop.
Public property DesktopLocation Gets or sets the location of the form on the Windows desktop.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework DialogResult Gets or sets the dialog result for the form.
Public property DisplayRectangle  Gets the rectangle that represents the virtual display area of the control. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Disposing  Gets a value indicating whether the base Control class is in the process of disposing. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Dock  Gets or sets which control borders are docked to its parent control and determines how a control is resized with its parent. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property DockPadding  Gets the dock padding settings for all edges of the control. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Enabled  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can respond to user interaction. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Focused  Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Font  Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ForeColor  Gets or sets the foreground color of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework FormBorderStyle Gets or sets the border style of the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Handle  Gets the window handle that the control is bound to. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property HasChildren  Gets a value indicating whether the control contains one or more child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Height  Gets or sets the height of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property HelpButton Gets or sets a value indicating whether a Help button should be displayed in the caption box of the form.
Public property HorizontalScroll  Gets the characteristics associated with the horizontal scroll bar. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Icon Gets or sets the icon for the form.
Public property ImeMode  Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework InvokeRequired  Gets a value indicating whether the caller must call an invoke method when making method calls to the control because the caller is on a different thread than the one the control was created on. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsAccessible  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visible to accessibility applications. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsDisposed  Gets a value indicating whether the control has been disposed of. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsHandleCreated  Gets a value indicating whether the control has a handle associated with it. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsMdiChild Gets a value indicating whether the form is a multiple-document interface (MDI) child form.
Public property IsMdiContainer Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is a container for multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms.
Public property IsMirrored  Gets a value indicating whether the control is mirrored. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property IsRestrictedWindow Gets a value indicating whether the form can use all windows and user input events without restriction.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework KeyPreview Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form will receive key events before the event is passed to the control that has focus.
Public property LayoutEngine  Gets a cached instance of the control's layout engine. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Left  Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the left edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Location  
Public property MainMenuStrip Gets or sets the primary menu container for the form.
Public property Margin  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MaximizeBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Maximize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property MaximumSize Overridden. Gets the maximum size the form can be resized to.
Public property MdiChildren Gets an array of forms that represent the multiple-document interface (MDI) child forms that are parented to this form.
Public property MdiParent Gets or sets the current multiple-document interface (MDI) parent form of this form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Menu Gets or sets the MainMenu that is displayed in the form.
Public property MergedMenu Gets the merged menu for the form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MinimizeBox Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Minimize button is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property MinimumSize Overridden. Gets or sets the minimum size the form can be resized to.
Public property Modal Gets a value indicating whether this form is displayed modally.
Public property Static ModifierKeys  Gets a value indicating which of the modifier keys (SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT) is in a pressed state. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MouseButtons  Gets a value indicating which of the mouse buttons is in a pressed state. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Static Supported by the .NET Compact Framework MousePosition  Gets the position of the mouse cursor in screen coordinates. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Name  Gets or sets the name of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Opacity Gets or sets the opacity level of the form.
Public property OwnedForms Gets an array of Form objects that represent all forms that are owned by this form.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Owner Gets or sets the form that owns this form.
Public property Padding  Gets or sets padding within the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Parent  Gets or sets the parent container of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ParentForm  Gets the form that the container control is assigned to. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Public property PreferredSize  Gets the size of a rectangular area into which the control can fit. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ProductName  Gets the product name of the assembly containing the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property ProductVersion  Gets the version of the assembly containing the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property RecreatingHandle  Gets a value indicating whether the control is currently re-creating its handle. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Region  Gets or sets the window region associated with the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property RestoreBounds Gets the location and size of the form in its normal window state.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Right  Gets the distance, in pixels, between the right edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property RightToLeft  Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property RightToLeftLayout Gets or sets a value indicating whether right-to-left mirror placement is turned on.
Public property ShowIcon Gets or sets a value indicating whether an icon is displayed in the caption bar of the form.
Public property ShowInTaskbar Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form is displayed in the Windows taskbar.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Site  Gets or sets the site of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Size Gets or sets the size of the form.
Public property SizeGripStyle Gets or sets the style of the size grip to display in the lower-right corner of the form.
Public property StartPosition Gets or sets the starting position of the form at run time.
Public property TabIndex Gets or sets the tab order of the control within its container.
Public property TabStop  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Tag  Gets or sets the object that contains data about the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Text Overridden.  
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Top  Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the top edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property TopLevel Gets or sets a value indicating whether to display the form as a top-level window.
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework TopLevelControl  Gets the parent control that is not parented by another Windows Forms control. Typically, this is the outermost Form that the control is contained in. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework TopMost Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form should be displayed as a topmost form.
Public property TransparencyKey Gets or sets the color that will represent transparent areas of the form.
Public property UseWaitCursor  Gets or sets a value indicating whether to use the wait cursor for the current control and all child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property VerticalScroll  Gets the characteristics associated with the vertical scroll bar. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Visible  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is displayed. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Width  Gets or sets the width of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework WindowState Gets or sets the form's window state.
Public property WindowTarget  (Inherited from Control.)
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  Name Description
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework AutoScaleFactor  Gets the scaling factor between the current and design-time automatic scaling dimensions. (Inherited from ContainerControl.)
Protected property CanRaiseEvents  Determines if events can be raised on the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property CreateParams Overridden.  
Protected property DefaultCursor  Gets or sets the default cursor for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultImeMode Overridden. Gets the default Input Method Editor (IME) mode supported by the control.
Protected property DefaultMargin  Gets the space, in pixels, that is specified by default between controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultMaximumSize  Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default maximum size of a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultMinimumSize  Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default minimum size of a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultPadding  Gets the internal spacing, in pixels, of the contents of a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property DefaultSize Overridden.  
Protected property DesignMode  Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected property DoubleBuffered  Gets or sets a value indicating whether this control should redraw its surface using a secondary buffer to reduce or prevent flicker. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework Events  Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component. (Inherited from Component.)
Protected property FontHeight  Gets or sets the height of the font of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property HScroll  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the horizontal scroll bar is visible. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
Protected property MaximizedBounds Gets and sets the size of the form when it is maximized.
Protected property RenderRightToLeft  (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ResizeRedraw  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control redraws itself when resized. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property Supported by the .NET Compact Framework ScaleChildren  Gets a value that determines the scaling of child controls. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowFocusCues  Gets a value indicating whether the control should display focus rectangles. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowKeyboardCues  Gets a value indicating whether the user interface is in the appropriate state to show or hide keyboard accelerators. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected property ShowWithoutActivation Gets a value indicating whether the window will be activated when it is shown.
Protected property VScroll  Gets or sets a value indicating whether the vertical scroll bar is visible. (Inherited from ScrollableControl.)
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