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Form.SetDesktopBounds Method

Sets the bounds of the form in desktop coordinates.

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

public void SetDesktopBounds(
	int x,
	int y,
	int width,
	int height


Type: System.Int32
The x-coordinate of the form's location.
Type: System.Int32
The y-coordinate of the form's location.
Type: System.Int32
The width of the form.
Type: System.Int32
The height of the form.

Desktop coordinates are based on the working area of the screen, which excludes the taskbar. You can use this method to set the position and size of your form on the desktop. Since desktop coordinates are based on the working area of the form, you can use this method to ensure that your form is completely visible on the desktop.

The following code example demonstrates using the SetDesktopBounds method. To run this example, paste the following code in a form that contains a button named Button2. Ensure all events are associated with their event handlers.

	private void Button2_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
		for(int i = 0; i <= 20; i++)
			// With each loop through the code, the form's 
			// desktop location is adjusted right and down
			//  by 10 pixels and its height and width are each
			// decreased by 10 pixels. 
				this.Location.Y+10, this.Width-10, this.Height-10);

			// Call Sleep to show the form gradually shrinking.

.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.