ScrollableControl.ScrollControlIntoView Method

Scrolls the specified child control into view on an auto-scroll enabled control.

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

void ScrollControlIntoView (
	Control^ activeControl
public void ScrollControlIntoView (
	Control activeControl
public function ScrollControlIntoView (
	activeControl : Control
Not applicable.



The child control to scroll into view.

The AutoScroll property must be set to true, and at least one of the scroll bars, horizontal or vertical, must also be visible, for the ScrollControlIntoView method to have an effect. To make the horizontal and vertical scroll bars visible, the HScroll and VScroll properties, respectively, must be set to true.

If the activeControl parameter is not a child control, no action takes place.

This method may raise the Scroll event.

The following code example enables auto-scrolling for a form, resizes the form, and ensures that a button remains visible after the form is resized. The example requires that you have a Form with a Button named button2 on it.

   void ResizeForm()
      // Enable auto-scrolling for the form.
      this->AutoScroll = true;
      // Resize the form.
      Rectangle r = this->ClientRectangle;
      // Subtract 100 pixels from each side of the Rectangle.
      r.Inflate(  -100, -100 );
      this->Bounds = this->RectangleToScreen( r );
      // Make sure button2 is visible.
      this->ScrollControlIntoView( button2 );

private void ResizeForm()
    // Enable auto-scrolling for the form.
    // Resize the form.
    Rectangle r = this.get_ClientRectangle();
    // Subtract 100 pixels from each side of the Rectangle.
    r.Inflate(-100, -100);
    // Make sure button2 is visible.
} //ResizeForm

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0