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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 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.


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