Gets or sets the border style of the form.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
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The border style of the form determines how the outer edge of the form appears. In addition to changing the border display for a form, certain border styles prevent the form from being sized. For example, the FormBorderStyle.FixedDialog border style changes the border of the form to that of a dialog box and prevents the form from being resized. The border style can also affect the size or availability of the caption bar section of a form.
The following code example creates a new instance of a Form and calls the ShowDialog method to display the form as a dialog box. The example sets the , AcceptButton, CancelButton, MinimizeBox, MaximizeBox, and StartPosition properties to change the appearance and functionality of the form to a dialog box. The example also uses the Add method of the form's Controls collection to add two Button controls. The example uses the HelpButton property to display a help button in the caption bar of the dialog box.
Public Sub CreateMyForm() ' Create a new instance of the form. Dim form1 As New Form() ' Create two buttons to use as the accept and cancel buttons. Dim button1 As New Button() Dim button2 As New Button() ' Set the text of button1 to "OK". button1.Text = "OK" ' Set the position of the button on the form. button1.Location = New Point(10, 10) ' Set the text of button2 to "Cancel". button2.Text = "Cancel" ' Set the position of the button based on the location of button1. button2.Location = _ New Point(button1.Left, button1.Height + button1.Top + 10) ' Set the caption bar text of the form. form1.Text = "My Dialog Box" ' Display a help button on the form. form1.HelpButton = True ' Define the border style of the form to a dialog box. form1.FormBorderStyle = FormBorderStyle.FixedDialog ' Set the MaximizeBox to false to remove the maximize box. form1.MaximizeBox = False ' Set the MinimizeBox to false to remove the minimize box. form1.MinimizeBox = False ' Set the accept button of the form to button1. form1.AcceptButton = button1 ' Set the cancel button of the form to button2. form1.CancelButton = button2 ' Set the start position of the form to the center of the screen. form1.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen ' Add button1 to the form. form1.Controls.Add(button1) ' Add button2 to the form. form1.Controls.Add(button2) ' Display the form as a modal dialog box. form1.ShowDialog() End Sub