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Control.DoubleBuffered Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether this control should redraw its surface using a secondary buffer to reduce or prevent flicker.

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

protected virtual bool DoubleBuffered { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the surface of the control should be drawn using double buffering; otherwise, false.

Buffered graphics can reduce or eliminate flicker that is caused by progressive redrawing of parts of a displayed surface. Buffered graphics require that the updated graphics data is first written to a buffer. The data in the graphics buffer is then quickly written to displayed surface memory. The relatively quick switch of the displayed graphics memory typically reduces the flicker that can otherwise occur.

NoteNote

DoubleBuffered is not a bindable property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.
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