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Screen.FromPoint Method

Retrieves a Screen for the display that contains the specified point.

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

public static Screen FromPoint(
	Point point


Type: System.Drawing.Point

A Point that specifies the location for which to retrieve a Screen.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Screen
A Screen for the display that contains the point. In multiple display environments where no display contains the point, the display closest to the specified point is returned.

The following code example shows how to use the FromPoint method. This example creates a Point referencing the X and Y coordinates passed by a MouseEventArgs, and then uses the FromPoint method to determine if the point clicked is on the primary screen.

		private void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
			Point p = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
			Screen s = Screen.FromPoint(p);
		if (s.Primary)
			MessageBox.Show("You clicked the primary screen");
			MessageBox.Show("This isn't the primary screen");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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