Computer.Screen Property

Gets the Screen object that represents the computer's primary display screen.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public Screen Screen { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Screen
A Screen object that represents the computer's primary screen.

The My.Computer.Screen property provides functionality similar to the PrimaryScreen property.

Availability by Project Type

Project type


Windows Forms Application


Class Library


Console Application


Windows Forms Control Library


Web Control Library


Windows Service


Web Site


This example uses the WorkingArea property of the My.Computer.Screen property to determine the working area of the computer's primary display, and then resizes the form to fill the working area.

Private Sub EnlargeForm()
    Me.Size = My.Computer.Screen.WorkingArea.Size
    Me.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
End Sub

This example needs to run in a Windows Forms application.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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