CreateHandle Method
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Control.CreateHandle Method ()


Creates a handle for the control.

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

[UIPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Window = UIPermissionWindow.AllWindows)]
protected virtual void CreateHandle()

Exception Condition

The object is in a disposed state.

You typically should not call the CreateHandle method directly. The preferred method is to call the CreateControl method, which forces a handle to be created for the control and its child controls when the control is created.

Notes to Inheritors:

When overriding CreateHandle in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's CreateHandle method to ensure that the handle is created.


for all windows for inheriting classes to call this method. Associated enumeration: AllWindows value of UIPermissionWindow.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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