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NativeWindow.FromHandle Method

Retrieves the window associated with the specified handle.

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

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

returnValue = NativeWindow.FromHandle(handle)


Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to a window.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow
The NativeWindow associated with the specified handle. This method returns Nothing 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, Nothing is returned.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0