Control::FindForm Method ()


Retrieves the form that the control is on.

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

[UIPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction::Demand, Window = UIPermissionWindow::AllWindows)]
Form^ FindForm()

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::Form^

The Form that the control is on.

The control's Parent property value might not be the same as the Form returned by FindForm method. For example, if a RadioButton control is contained within a GroupBox control, and the GroupBox is on a Form, the RadioButton control's Parent is the GroupBox and the GroupBox control's Parent is the Form.

The following code example finds the form that contains the specified button.

   // This example uses the Parent property and the Find method of Control to set
   // properties on the parent control of a Button and its Form. The example assumes
   // that a Button control named button1 is located within a GroupBox control. The 
   // example also assumes that the Click event of the Button control is connected to
   // the event handler method defined in the example.
   void button1_Click( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
      // Get the control the Button control is located in. In this case a GroupBox.
      Control^ control = button1->Parent;

      // Set the text and backcolor of the parent control.
      control->Text = "My Groupbox";
      control->BackColor = Color::Blue;

      // Get the form that the Button control is contained within.
      Form^ myForm = button1->FindForm();

      // Set the text and color of the form containing the Button.
      myForm->Text = "The Form of My Control";
      myForm->BackColor = Color::Red;


for all windows to call this method. Associated enumeration: AllWindows value of UIPermissionWindow.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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