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Form.DesktopBounds Property

Gets or sets the size and location of the form on the Windows desktop.

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

public Rectangle DesktopBounds { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle that represents the bounds of the form on the Windows desktop using desktop coordinates.

Desktop coordinates are based on the working area of the screen, which excludes the taskbar. The coordinate system of the desktop is pixel-based. If your application is running on a multiple monitor system, the coordinates of the form are the coordinates for the combined desktop.

You can use this property to size and position a form relative to other forms or applications on the Windows desktop.

The following code example sets the size and position of a form so that the form is positioned 50 pixels from the left border of the desktop and 50 pixels from the top of the desktop. This example requires that the method is defined within a form class.

public void MoveMyForm()
    // Create a Rectangle object that will be used as the bound of the form.
    Rectangle tempRect = new Rectangle(50,50,100,100);
    //  Set the bounds of the form using the Rectangle object.
    this.DesktopBounds = tempRect;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.