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Screen.FromPoint Method

Retrieves a Screen for the display that contains the specified point.

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

public static Screen FromPoint(
	Point point


Type: System.Drawing.Point

A Point that specifies the location for which to retrieve a Screen.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Screen
A Screen for the display that contains the point. In multiple display environments where no display contains the point, the display closest to the specified point is returned.

The following code example shows how to use the FromPoint method. This example creates a Point referencing the X and Y coordinates passed by a MouseEventArgs, and then uses the FromPoint method to determine if the point clicked is on the primary screen.

		private void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs e)
			Point p = new Point(e.X, e.Y);
			Screen s = Screen.FromPoint(p);
		if (s.Primary)
			MessageBox.Show("You clicked the primary screen");
			MessageBox.Show("This isn't the primary screen");

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