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Screen.GetWorkingArea Method (Rectangle)

Retrieves the working area for the display that contains the largest portion of the specified rectangle. 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 System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static Rectangle GetWorkingArea(
	Rectangle rect


Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that specifies the area for which to retrieve the working area.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle that specifies the working area. In multiple display environments where no display contains the specified rectangle, the display closest to the rectangle is returned.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.