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GroupBox Control Overview (Windows Forms)

Windows Forms GroupBox controls are used to provide an identifiable grouping for other controls. Typically, you use group boxes to subdivide a form by function. For example, you may have an order form that specifies mailing options such as which overnight carrier to use. Grouping all options in a group box gives the user a logical visual cue, and at design time all the controls can be moved easily — when you move the single GroupBox control, all its contained controls move, too.

The group box's caption is defined by the Text property. For more information, see How to: Set the Text Displayed by a Windows Forms Control.

The GroupBox control is similar to the Panel control; however, only the GroupBox control displays a caption, and only the Panel control can have scroll bars.