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Form.CreateHandle Method

Updated: February 2010

This member overrides Control.CreateHandle(), and more complete documentation might be available in that topic.

Creates the handle for the form. If a derived class overrides this function, it must call the base implementation.

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

protected override void CreateHandle()


A handle for this Form has already been created.

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




February 2010

Added Exception section.

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