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AnchorEditor Class

Provides a user interface for configuring an Anchor property.

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

public sealed class AnchorEditor : UITypeEditor

The AnchorEditor provides a design-time user interface for configuring an Anchor property. An Anchor property is typically used to determine which sides of the container a control is bound to. This class provides a drop-down graphical control that allows the user to specify which sides of the container to anchor the control to.

The following code example uses an EditorAttribute to associate the AnchorEditor with a property.

[EditorAttribute(typeof(System.Windows.Forms.Design.AnchorEditor), typeof(System.Drawing.Design.UITypeEditor))]
public System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles testAnchor
        return anchor;
        anchor = value;
private AnchorStyles anchor;       


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0