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ScrollableControl.ScrollToControl Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Calculates the scroll offset to the specified child control.

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

virtual Point ScrollToControl (
	Control^ activeControl
protected Point ScrollToControl (
	Control activeControl
protected function ScrollToControl (
	activeControl : Control
) : Point



The child control to scroll into view.

Return Value

The upper-left hand Point of the display area relative to the client area required to scroll the control into view.

The ScrollControlIntoView method uses the ScrollToControl method to calculate how far it must scroll to display the specified control. The AutoScrollOffset property of the child control is used to adjust the scrolled position.

ScrollToControl does not cause scrolling; the SetDisplayRectLocation method is typically used to subsequently scroll to the calculated position.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0