FormWindowState Enumeration

Specifies how a form window is displayed.

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

public enum class FormWindowState
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public enum FormWindowState
public enum FormWindowState

 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkMaximizedA maximized window. 
MinimizedA minimized window. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNormalA default sized window. 

This enumeration is used by the Form class. It represents the different states of the form. The default state is Normal.

In this example, you change the form's window state to Maximized and display the state information using a label. This example assumes that you have already created a Form named Form1.

   void InitMyForm()
      // Adds a label to the form.
      Label^ label1 = gcnew Label;
      label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 54, 128 );
      label1->Name = "label1";
      label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 220, 80 );
      label1->Text = "Start position information";
      this->Controls->Add( label1 );
      // Changes the window state to Maximized.
      WindowState = FormWindowState::Maximized;
      // Displays the state information.
      label1->Text = String::Format( "The form window is {0}", WindowState );

public void InitMyForm()
    // Adds a label to the form.
    Label label1 = new Label();

    label1.set_Location(new System.Drawing.Point(54, 128));
    label1.set_Size(new System.Drawing.Size(220, 80));
    label1.set_Text("Start position information");

    // Changes the window state to Maximized.

    // Displays the state information.
    label1.set_Text("The form window is " + get_WindowState());
} //InitMyForm

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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