FlowLayoutSettings Class
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FlowLayoutSettings Class

Collects the characteristics associated with flow layouts.


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

public class FlowLayoutSettings : LayoutSettings

The FlowLayoutSettings type exposes the following members.

Public propertyFlowDirectionGets or sets a value indicating the flow direction of consecutive controls.
Public propertyLayoutEngineGets the current flow layout engine. (Overrides LayoutSettings.LayoutEngine.)
Public propertyWrapContentsGets or sets a value indicating whether the contents should be wrapped or clipped when they exceed the original boundaries of their container.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetFlowBreakReturns a value that represents the flow break setting of the control.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSetFlowBreakSets the value that represents the flow break setting of the control.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The FlowLayoutSettings class collects and manages the characteristics associated with the flow layout scheme. This class is used internally by the FlowLayoutPanel and ToolStrip classes, as well as the flow layout engine. The FlowLayoutSettings class is used by the layout engine to determine how to layout the container's child controls.

The FlowLayoutSettings class manages the following information:

  • The flow direction of consecutive controls.

  • Whether the contents should be wrapped or clipped if the child controls cannot be contained within their parent.

FlowLayoutSettings does not have a public constructor.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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

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