NativeWindow.FromHandle Method

Retrieves the window associated with the specified handle.

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

Public Shared Function FromHandle ( _
	handle As IntPtr _
) As NativeWindow
Dim handle As IntPtr
Dim returnValue As NativeWindow

returnValue = NativeWindow.FromHandle(handle)
public static NativeWindow FromHandle (
	IntPtr handle
public static function FromHandle (
	handle : IntPtr
) : NativeWindow



A handle to a window.

Return Value

The NativeWindow associated with the specified handle. This method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) when the handle does not have an associated window.

If you receive a handle from another method, use this method to retrieve the window associated with the handle. The handle must already be owned by another NativeWindow in the current process; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

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, 1.1, 1.0