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VisualStyleRenderer.GetMargins Method

Returns the value of the specified margins property for the current visual style element.

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

public Padding GetMargins(
	IDeviceContext dc,
	MarginProperty prop


Type: System.Drawing.IDeviceContext
The IDeviceContext this operation will use.
Type: System.Windows.Forms.VisualStyles.MarginProperty
One of the MarginProperty values that specifies which property value to retrieve for the current visual style element.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.Padding
A Padding that contains the value of the property specified by the prop parameter for the current visual style element.


dc is null.


prop is not one of the MarginProperty values.

Visual styles use a set of margin values to describe some properties of the elements defined by a style. These properties are encapsulated by the MarginProperty values.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

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