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Screen.GetWorkingArea Method (Control)

Retrieves the working area for the display that contains the largest region of the specified control. The working area is the desktop area of the display, excluding taskbars, docked windows, and docked tool bars.

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

public static Rectangle GetWorkingArea (
	Control ctl
public static Rectangle GetWorkingArea (
	Control ctl
public static function GetWorkingArea (
	ctl : Control
) : Rectangle
Not applicable.



The Control for which to retrieve the working area.

Return Value

A Rectangle that specifies the working area. In multiple display environments where no display contains the specified control, the display closest to the control is returned.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0