Specifies a notification method that is called when the handle for a window is changed.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
This method is invoked when the value of the Handle property has changed.Notes to Inheritors
Override this method to track changes that are made to the window handle.
The following code example demonstrates creating a window with a specific operating system window class name. The example creates a class that inherits from NativeWindow to accomplish this. The example also demonstrates overriding the method to be notified when the Handle changes.
The MyNativeWindow class creates a new window with the ClassName set to BUTTON. This creates a Win32 button window. The location and size of the button is set, along with specifying additional window styles. The class demonstrates how to use the CreateHandle method and override the WndProc method to intercept window messages that are received. Although the example looks for the WM_ACTIVATEAPP message, this can be replaced in a real program with window messages specific to the type created.
Some control types send their window messages to the window parent instead of the window. See the Windows Platform SDK for more information.
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.