Handle Property
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IWin32Window.Handle Property

Gets the handle to the window represented by the implementer.

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

IntPtr Handle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr
A handle to the window represented by the implementer.

Depending on the implementer, the value of the Handle property could change during the life of the window.

The following example sets the Text property of label1 to the current Handle of Form1. This example assumes that you have a Form called Form1 with a Label called label1 on it.


public Form1()
{
   InitializeComponent();

   this.label1.Text = this.Handle.ToString();
}



.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.

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