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ScrollableControl.SetAutoScrollMargin Method

Sets the size of the auto-scroll margins.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Sub SetAutoScrollMargin ( _
	x As Integer, _
	y As Integer _
)
'Usage
Dim instance As ScrollableControl
Dim x As Integer
Dim y As Integer

instance.SetAutoScrollMargin(x, y)
public void SetAutoScrollMargin (
	int x, 
	int y
)
public function SetAutoScrollMargin (
	x : int, 
	y : int
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

x

The Width value.

y

The Height value.

The margin sets the width and height of the border around each control. This margin is used to determine when scroll bars are needed on the container and where to scroll to when a control is selected.

NoteNote:

If a negative number is passed in as the x or y values, the value will be reset to 0.

The following code example uses the derived class, Panel. The example evaluates the location of a text box and changes the appearance and behavior of its parent container, the panel control. The example requires that you have created an instance of a Panel control, TextBox, and Button. Place the box on the panel so that it overlaps at least one of the panel's edges. Call this subprocedure on the click of a button to see the difference in the panel's behavior and appearance.

Private Sub MySub()
    ' If the text box is outside the panel's bounds,
    ' turn on auto-scrolling and set the margin. 
    If (text1.Location.X > panel1.Location.X) Or _
        (text1.Location.Y > panel1.Location.Y) Then
        
        panel1.AutoScroll = True            
        ' If the AutoScrollMargin is set to
        ' less than (5,5), set it to 5,5. 
        If (panel1.AutoScrollMargin.Width < 5) Or _
            (panel1.AutoScrollMargin.Height < 5) Then
            
            panel1.SetAutoScrollMargin(5, 5)
        End If
    End If
End Sub


private void MySub()
{
    /* If the text box is outside the panel's bounds, 
       turn on auto-scrolling and set the margin. 
     */
    if (text1.get_Location().get_X() > panel1.get_Location().get_X() 
        || text1.get_Location().get_Y() > panel1.get_Location().get_Y()) {
            panel1.set_AutoScroll(true);

        /* If the AutoScrollMargin is set to 
           less than (5,5), set it to 5,5. 
         */
        if (panel1.get_AutoScrollMargin().get_Width() < 5 
            || panel1.get_AutoScrollMargin().get_Height() < 5) {
                panel1.SetAutoScrollMargin(5, 5);
        }
    }
} //MySub

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

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