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Control.Hide Method

Conceals the control from the user.

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

Public Sub Hide
Dim instance As Control

public void Hide ()
public function Hide ()
Not applicable.

Hiding the control is equivalent to setting the Visible property to false. After the Hide method is called, the Visible property returns a value of false until the Show method is called.

The following code example hides a button if the CTRL key is pressed when the button is clicked. This example requires that you have a Button named button1 on a Form.

Private Sub button1_Click(sender As Object, _
  e As EventArgs) Handles button1.Click
   ' If the CTRL key is pressed when the 
   ' control is clicked, hide the control. 
   If Control.ModifierKeys = Keys.Control Then
      CType(sender, Control).Hide()
   End If
End Sub

private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    /* If the CTRL key is pressed when the 
       control is clicked, hide the control. 
    if (Control.get_ModifierKeys().Equals(Keys.Control)) {
} //button1_Click

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0