Form.Activated Event

 

Occurs when the form is activated in code or by the user.

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

Public Event Activated As EventHandler

System_CAPS_noteNote

When the application is active and has multiple forms, the active form is the form with the input focus. A form that is not visible cannot be the active form. The simplest way to activate a visible form is to click it or use an appropriate keyboard combination.

To activate a form at run time using code, call the Activate method. You can use this event for tasks such as updating the contents of the form based on changes made to the form's data when the form was not activated.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SetDesktopLocation, Closed, Load, Activated, and Activate members. To run the example, paste the following code in a form called Form1 containing a Button called Button1 and two Label controls called Label1 and Label2.

Shared x As Integer = 200
Shared y As Integer = 200

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

    ' Create a new Form1 and set its Visible property to true.
    Dim form2 As New Form1
    form2.Visible = True

    ' Set the new form's desktop location so it appears below and 
    ' to the right of the current form.
    form2.SetDesktopLocation(x, y)
    x += 30
    y += 30

    ' Keep the current form active by calling the Activate method.
    Me.Activate()
    Me.Button1.Enabled = False
End Sub



' Updates the label text to reflect the current values of x and y, 
' which was were incremented in the Button1 control's click event.
Private Sub Form1_Activated(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Activated
    Label1.Text = "x: " & x & " y: " & y
    Label2.Text = "Number of forms currently open: " & count
End Sub

Shared count As Integer = 0

Private Sub Form1_Closed(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Closed
    count -= 1
End Sub

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    count += 1
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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