Form.Load Event

Occurs before a form is displayed for the first time.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Event Load As EventHandler
'Usage
Dim instance As Form
Dim handler As EventHandler

AddHandler instance.Load, handler

/** @event */
public void add_Load (EventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_Load (EventHandler value)

In JScript, you can handle the events defined by a class, but you cannot define your own.
Not applicable.

You can use this event to perform tasks such as allocating resources used by the form.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

NoteNote:

When providing your own implementation of Load, make sure to call the base method implementation of the base form's Load event handler. Failure to do say may result in certain features of the form, such as auto-scaling, not functioning properly. For more information on calling a base method, see Working with Base Types.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SetDesktopLocation, 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

private static int x = 200;
private static int y = 200;

private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Create a new Form1 and set its Visible property to true.
    Form1 form2 = new Form1();
    form2.set_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.
    this.Activate();
    this.button1.set_Enabled(false);
} //button1_Click

// 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 void Form1_Activated(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    label1.set_Text("x: " + x + " y: " + y);
    label2.set_Text("Number of forms currently open: " + count);
} //Form1_Activated

private static int count = 0;

private void Form1_Closed(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    count -= 1;
} //Form1_Closed

private void Form1_Load(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    count += 1;
} //Form1_Load

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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