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Control.GetChildAtPoint Method (Point, GetChildAtPointSkip)

Retrieves the child control that is located at the specified coordinates, specifying whether to ignore child controls of a certain type.

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

Public Function GetChildAtPoint ( _
	pt As Point, _
	skipValue As GetChildAtPointSkip _
) As Control
Dim instance As Control
Dim pt As Point
Dim skipValue As GetChildAtPointSkip
Dim returnValue As Control

returnValue = instance.GetChildAtPoint(pt, skipValue)
public Control GetChildAtPoint (
	Point pt, 
	GetChildAtPointSkip skipValue
public function GetChildAtPoint (
	pt : Point, 
	skipValue : GetChildAtPointSkip
) : Control
Not applicable.



A Point that contains the coordinates where you want to look for a control. Coordinates are expressed relative to the upper-left corner of the control's client area.


One of the values of GetChildAtPointSkip, determining whether to ignore child controls of a certain type.

Return Value

The child Control at the specified coordinates.

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