You typically should not call the CreateHandle method directly. The preferred method is to call the CreateControl method, which forces a handle to be created for the control and its child controls when the control is created.
Notes to Inheritors
When overriding CreateHandle in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's CreateHandle method to ensure that the handle is created.
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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)