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Control::Bounds Property

Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements, in pixels, relative to the parent control.

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

virtual property Rectangle Bounds {
	Rectangle get () sealed;
	void set (Rectangle value) sealed;

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing::Rectangle
A Rectangle in pixels relative to the parent control that represents the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements.

The bounds of the control include 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.

The following code 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 requires that you have a Form that has a width and height of at least 300 pixels.

// 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 = gcnew 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 = "&OK";
   this->AcceptButton = buttonOK;

   // Set the button size and location using the Top, 
   // Left, Width, and Height properties.
   Button^ buttonCancel = gcnew 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 = gcnew Button;
   buttonHelp->Bounds = Rectangle(10,10,75,25);

   // Set the Text property of the button.
   buttonHelp->Text = "&Help";

   // Add the buttons to the form. 
   array<Control^>^temp1 = {buttonOK,buttonCancel,buttonHelp};
   this->Controls->AddRange( temp1 );

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0