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FormStartPosition Enumeration

Specifies the initial position of a form.

[Visual Basic]
<Serializable>
<ComVisible(True)>
Public Enum FormStartPosition
[C#]
[Serializable]
[ComVisible(true)]
public enum FormStartPosition
[C++]
[Serializable]
[ComVisible(true)]
__value public enum FormStartPosition
[JScript]
public
   Serializable
 ComVisible(true)
enum FormStartPosition

Remarks

This enumeration is used by the Form.StartPosition property. It represents the different start positions of the form. The default start position is WindowsDefaultLocation.

Members

Member name Description
CenterParent The form is centered within the bounds of its parent form.
CenterScreen The form is centered on the current display, and has the dimensions specified in the form's size.
Manual The position of the form is determined by the Location property.
WindowsDefaultBounds The form is positioned at the Windows default location and has the bounds determined by Windows default.
WindowsDefaultLocation The form is positioned at the Windows default location and has the dimensions specified in the form's size.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] In this example, you change the form's start position to the center of the screen and display the position information using a label. This example assumes that you have already created a Form named Form1.

[Visual Basic] 
Public Sub InitMyForm()
   ' Adds a label to the form.
   Dim label1 As New Label()
   label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(54, 128)
   label1.Name = "label1"
   label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(220, 80)
   label1.Text = "Start position information"
   Me.Controls.Add(label1)
   
   ' Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
   StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen
   ' Displays the position information.
   label1.Text = "The start position is " + StartPosition
End Sub 'InitMyForm

[C#] 
public void InitMyForm()
{
    // Adds a label to the form.
    Label label1 = new Label();
    label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(54, 128);
    label1.Name = "label1";
    label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(220, 80);
    label1.Text = "Start position information";
    this.Controls.Add(label1);

    // Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
    StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen;
    // Displays the position information.
    label1.Text = "The start position is " + StartPosition;    
}

[C++] 
public:
    void InitMyForm() {
        // Adds a label to the form.
        Label* label1 = new Label();
        label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point(54, 128);
        label1->Name = S"label1";
        label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size(220, 80);
        label1->Text = S"Start position information";
        this->Controls->Add(label1);

        // Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
        StartPosition = FormStartPosition::CenterScreen;
        // Displays the position information.
        label1->Text = String::Concat(
            S"The start position is ",__box( StartPosition));
    }

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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