Form.Shown Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs whenever the form is first displayed.

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

public event EventHandler Shown
/** @event */
public void add_Shown (EventHandler value)

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

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

The Shown event is only raised the first time a form is displayed; subsequently minimizing, maximizing, restoring, hiding, showing, or invalidating and repainting will not raise this event.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0