Control.GetStyle Method

Retrieves the value of the specified control style bit for the control.

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

Protected Function GetStyle ( _
	flag As ControlStyles _
) As Boolean
Dim flag As ControlStyles
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = Me.GetStyle(flag)
protected boolean GetStyle (
	ControlStyles flag
protected function GetStyle (
	flag : ControlStyles
) : boolean
Not applicable.



The ControlStyles bit to return the value from.

Return Value

true if the specified control style bit is set to true; otherwise, false.

Control style bit flags are used to categorize supported behavior. A control can enable a style by calling the SetStyle method and passing in the appropriate ControlStyles bit and the Boolean value to set the bit to. To determine the value assigned to a specified ControlStyles bit, use the GetStyle method and pass in the ControlStyles member to evaluate.

The following code example returns the value of the double-buffering related style bits for a Form. This example returns true only if all the style bits are set to true.

Public Function DoubleBufferingEnabled() As Boolean
   ' Get the value of the double-buffering style bits.
   Return Me.GetStyle((ControlStyles.DoubleBuffer _
     Or ControlStyles.UserPaint _
     Or ControlStyles.AllPaintingInWmPaint))
End Function

public boolean DoubleBufferingEnabled()
    // Get the value of the double-buffering style bits.
    return this.GetStyle(ControlStyles.DoubleBuffer | ControlStyles.
        UserPaint | ControlStyles.AllPaintingInWmPaint);
} //DoubleBufferingEnabled

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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