Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)
You can use this event to perform tasks such as allocating resources used by the control.
If the UserControl is part of an MDI child form, the Load event will occur each time the child form is shown. In this case, you should put any one-time initialization code in the UserControl instead of a Load event handler.
The Load event occurs when the handle for the UserControl is created. In some circumstances, this can cause the Load event to occur more than one time. For example, the Load event occurs when the UserControl is loaded, and again if the handle is recreated. (One way that a handle is recreated is by calling the RecreateHandle method.) To account for the Load event occurring more than one time, you should put any one time initialization code in the UserControl constructor instead of a Load event handler.
For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.
The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the Load event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show with System.Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.
To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of type UserControl named UserControl1. Then ensure that the event handler is associated with the Load event.
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