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TrackBar.TickFrequency Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies the delta between ticks drawn on the control.

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

public int TickFrequency { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The numeric value representing the delta between ticks. The default is 1.

For a TrackBar with a large range of values between the Minimum and the Maximum properties, it might be impractical to draw all the ticks for values on the control. For example, if you have a control with a range of 100, passing in a value of 5 here causes the control to draw 20 ticks. In this case, each tick represents five units in the range of values.

The following code example displays a form that contains a TrackBar control and a TextBox control. The example demonstrates setting the Maximum, TickFrequency, LargeChange, and SmallChange properties and handling the Scroll event. The TextBox contents are updated to the Value property value when the Scroll event occurs.

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
{
    private System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar trackBar1;
    private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox1;

    [STAThread]
    static void Main() 
    {
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    }

    public Form1()
    {
        this.textBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
        this.trackBar1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TrackBar();

        // TextBox for TrackBar.Value update. 
        this.textBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(240, 16);
        this.textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(48, 20);

        // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form. 
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(296, 62);
        this.Controls.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] {this.textBox1,this.trackBar1});
        this.Text = "TrackBar Example";

        // Set up the TrackBar. 
        this.trackBar1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(8, 8);
        this.trackBar1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(224, 45);
        this.trackBar1.Scroll += new System.EventHandler(this.trackBar1_Scroll);

        // The Maximum property sets the value of the track bar when 
        // the slider is all the way to the right.
        trackBar1.Maximum = 30;

        // The TickFrequency property establishes how many positions 
        // are between each tick-mark.
        trackBar1.TickFrequency = 5;

        // The LargeChange property sets how many positions to move 
        // if the bar is clicked on either side of the slider.
        trackBar1.LargeChange = 3;

        // The SmallChange property sets how many positions to move 
        // if the keyboard arrows are used to move the slider.
        trackBar1.SmallChange = 2;
    }


    private void trackBar1_Scroll(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        // Display the trackbar value in the text box.
        textBox1.Text = "" + trackBar1.Value;
    }
}

.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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