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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0