Control.FromHandle Method (IntPtr)


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Returns the control that is currently associated with the specified handle.

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

Public Shared Function FromHandle (
	handle As IntPtr
) As Control


Type: System.IntPtr

The window handle (HWND) to search for.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

A Control that represents the control associated with the specified handle; returns null if no control with the specified handle is found.

Use the FromChildHandle method if you need to return controls that own more than one handle.


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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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