Bounds Property
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Control.Bounds Property

Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property Bounds As Rectangle
[C#]
public Rectangle Bounds {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property Rectangle get_Bounds();
public: __property void set_Bounds(Rectangle);
[JScript]
public function get Bounds() : Rectangle;
public function set Bounds(Rectangle);

Property Value

A Rectangle that represents the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements.

Remarks

The bounds of the control includes the nonclient elements such as scroll bars, borders, title bars, and menus. The SetBoundsCore method is called to set the Bounds property. The Bounds property is not always changed through its set method so you should override the SetBoundsCore method to ensure that your code is executed when the Bounds property is set.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example creates three Button controls on a form and sets their size and location by using the various size-related and location-related properties. This example assumes you have a Form that has a width and height of at least 300 pixels.

[Visual Basic] 
' Create three buttons and place them on a form using 
' several size and location related properties. 
Private Sub AddOKCancelButtons()
   ' Set the button size and location using 
      ' the Size and Location properties. 
   Dim buttonOK As New Button()
   buttonOK.Location = New Point(136, 248)
   buttonOK.Size = New Size(75, 25)
   ' Set the Text property and make the 
   ' button the form's default button. 
   buttonOK.Text = "&OK"
   Me.AcceptButton = buttonOK
   
   ' Set the button size and location using the Top, 
   ' Left, Width, and Height properties. 
   Dim buttonCancel As New Button()
   buttonCancel.Top = buttonOK.Top
   buttonCancel.Left = buttonOK.Right + 5
   buttonCancel.Width = buttonOK.Width
   buttonCancel.Height = buttonOK.Height
   ' Set the Text property and make the 
   ' button the form's cancel button. 
   buttonCancel.Text = "&Cancel"
   Me.CancelButton = buttonCancel
   
   ' Set the button size and location using 
   ' the Bounds property. 
   Dim buttonHelp As New Button()
   buttonHelp.Bounds = New Rectangle(10, 10, 75, 25)
   ' Set the Text property of the button.
   buttonHelp.Text = "&Help"
   
   ' Add the buttons to the form.
   Me.Controls.AddRange(New Control() {buttonOK, buttonCancel, buttonHelp})
End Sub

[C#] 
// Create three buttons and place them on a form using 
// several size and location related properties. 
private void AddOKCancelButtons()
{
   // Set the button size and location using 
   // the Size and Location properties.
   Button buttonOK = new Button();
   buttonOK.Location = new Point(136,248);
   buttonOK.Size = new Size(75,25);
   // Set the Text property and make the 
   // button the form's default button. 
   buttonOK.Text = "&OK";
   this.AcceptButton = buttonOK;

   // Set the button size and location using the Top, 
   // Left, Width, and Height properties.
   Button buttonCancel = new Button();
   buttonCancel.Top = buttonOK.Top;
   buttonCancel.Left = buttonOK.Right + 5;
   buttonCancel.Width = buttonOK.Width;
   buttonCancel.Height = buttonOK.Height;
   // Set the Text property and make the 
   // button the form's cancel button.
   buttonCancel.Text = "&Cancel";
   this.CancelButton = buttonCancel;

   // Set the button size and location using 
   // the Bounds property.
   Button buttonHelp = new Button();
   buttonHelp.Bounds = new Rectangle(10,10, 75, 25);
   // Set the Text property of the button.
   buttonHelp.Text = "&Help";

   // Add the buttons to the form.
   this.Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {buttonOK, buttonCancel, buttonHelp} );
}

[C++] 
// Create three buttons and place them on a form using
// several size and location related properties.
void AddOKCancelButtons() {
   // Set the button size and location using
   // the Size and Location properties.
   Button* buttonOK = new Button();
   buttonOK->Location =  Point(136, 248);
   buttonOK->Size =  System::Drawing::Size(75, 25);
   // Set the Text property and make the
   // button the form's default button.
   buttonOK->Text = S"&OK";
   this->AcceptButton = buttonOK;

   // Set the button size and location using the Top,
   // Left, Width, and Height properties.
   Button* buttonCancel = new Button();
   buttonCancel->Top = buttonOK->Top;
   buttonCancel->Left = buttonOK->Right + 5;
   buttonCancel->Width = buttonOK->Width;
   buttonCancel->Height = buttonOK->Height;
   // Set the Text property and make the
   // button the form's cancel button.
   buttonCancel->Text = S"&Cancel";
   this->CancelButton = buttonCancel;

   // Set the button size and location using
   // the Bounds property.
   Button* buttonHelp = new Button();
   buttonHelp->Bounds =  Rectangle(10, 10, 75, 25);
   // Set the Text property of the button.
   buttonHelp->Text = S"&Help";

   // Add the buttons to the form.

   Control* temp1 [] = {buttonOK, buttonCancel, buttonHelp};
   this->Controls->AddRange(temp1);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

Control Class | Control Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | Top | Left | Height | Width

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