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Screen.WorkingArea Property

Gets the working area of the display. The working area is the desktop area of the display, excluding taskbars, docked windows, and docked tool bars.

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

public Rectangle WorkingArea { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
A Rectangle, representing the working area of the display.

The working area is the desktop area of the display, excluding taskbars, docked windows, and docked tool bars.

WorkingArea will return the entire area of the screen if the Windows Taskbar is set to Auto-Hide, no matter whether the Taskbar is currently displayed or not.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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