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FormWindowState Enumeration

Specifies how a form window is displayed.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum FormWindowState

Member nameDescription
MaximizedA maximized window.
MinimizedA minimized window.
NormalA default sized window.

This enumeration is used by the Form class. It represents the different states of the form. The default state is Normal.

In this example, you change the form's window state to Maximized and display the state information using a label. This example assumes that you have already created a Form named Form1.

public void InitMyForm()
{
	// Adds a label to the form.
	Label label1 = new Label();
	label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(54, 128);
	label1.Name = "label1";
	label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(220, 80);
	label1.Text = "Start position information";
	this.Controls.Add(label1);

	// Changes the window state to Maximized.
	WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized;
	// Displays the state information.
	label1.Text = "The form window is " + WindowState;	
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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