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ScrollBars Enumeration

Specifies which scroll bars will be visible on a control.

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

public enum ScrollBars

Member nameDescription
NoneNo scroll bars are shown.
HorizontalOnly horizontal scroll bars are shown.
VerticalOnly vertical scroll bars are shown.
BothBoth horizontal and vertical scroll bars are shown.

This enumeration is used by TextBox.ScrollBars.

Not all controls support scroll bars. Use this enumeration to specify which scroll bars will be visible on a control, either under some or all circumstances.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ScrollBars enumeration.To run the example, paste the following code in a form. Call the SetFourDifferentScrollBars method in the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

	// Declare four textboxes.
	internal System.Windows.Forms.TextBox vertical;
	internal System.Windows.Forms.TextBox horizontal;
	internal System.Windows.Forms.TextBox both;
	internal System.Windows.Forms.TextBox none;

	private void SetFourDifferentScrollBars()
		this.vertical = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
		this.horizontal = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
		this.both = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
		this.none = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();

		// Create a string for the Text property.
		string startString = "The scroll bar style for my textbox is: ";

		// Set the location of the four textboxes.
		horizontal.Location = new Point(10, 10);
		vertical.Location = new Point(10, 70);
		none.Location = new Point(10, 170);
		both.Location = new Point(10, 110);

		// For horizonal scroll bars, the Multiline property must
		// be true and the WordWrap property must be false.
		// Increase the size of the Height property to ensure the 
		// scroll bar is visible.
		horizontal.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Horizontal;
		horizontal.Multiline = true;
		horizontal.WordWrap = false;
		horizontal.Height = 40;
		horizontal.Text = startString + 

		// For the vertical scroll bar, Multiline must be true.
		vertical.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical;
		vertical.Multiline = true;
		vertical.Text = startString + ScrollBars.Vertical.ToString();

		// For both scroll bars, the Multiline property 
		// must be true, and the WordWrap property must be false.
		// Increase the size of the Height property to ensure the 
		// scroll bar is visible.
		both.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Both;
		both.Multiline = true;
		both.WordWrap = false;
		both.Height = 40;
		both.AcceptsReturn = true;
		both.Text = startString + ScrollBars.Both.ToString();

		// The none scroll bar does not require specific 
		// property settings.
		none.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.None;
		none.Text = startString + ScrollBars.None.ToString();

		// Add the textboxes to the form.


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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