Control.FindForm Control.FindForm Control.FindForm Control.FindForm Method

Definition

Retrieves the form that the control is on.

public:
 System::Windows::Forms::Form ^ FindForm();
public System.Windows.Forms.Form FindForm ();
member this.FindForm : unit -> System.Windows.Forms.Form
Public Function FindForm () As Form

Returns

The Form that the control is on.

Examples

The following code example finds the form that contains the specified button.

   // This example uses the Parent property and the Find method of Control to set
   // properties on the parent control of a Button and its Form. The example assumes
   // that a Button control named button1 is located within a GroupBox control. The 
   // example also assumes that the Click event of the Button control is connected to
   // the event handler method defined in the example.
private:
   void button1_Click( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      // Get the control the Button control is located in. In this case a GroupBox.
      Control^ control = button1->Parent;
      
      // Set the text and backcolor of the parent control.
      control->Text = "My Groupbox";
      control->BackColor = Color::Blue;
      
      // Get the form that the Button control is contained within.
      Form^ myForm = button1->FindForm();
      
      // Set the text and color of the form containing the Button.
      myForm->Text = "The Form of My Control";
      myForm->BackColor = Color::Red;
   }
// This example uses the Parent property and the Find method of Control to set
// properties on the parent control of a Button and its Form. The example assumes
// that a Button control named button1 is located within a GroupBox control. The 
// example also assumes that the Click event of the Button control is connected to
// the event handler method defined in the example.
private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
   // Get the control the Button control is located in. In this case a GroupBox.
   Control control = button1.Parent;
   // Set the text and backcolor of the parent control.
   control.Text = "My Groupbox";
   control.BackColor = Color.Blue;
   // Get the form that the Button control is contained within.
   Form myForm = button1.FindForm();
   // Set the text and color of the form containing the Button.
   myForm.Text = "The Form of My Control";
   myForm.BackColor = Color.Red;
}
' This example uses the Parent property and the Find method of Control to set
' properties on the parent control of a Button and its Form. The example assumes
' that a Button control named button1 is located within a GroupBox control. The 
' example also assumes that the Click event of the Button control is connected to
' the event handler method defined in the example.
Private Sub button1_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles button1.Click
   ' Get the control the Button control is located in. In this case a GroupBox.
   Dim control As Control = button1.Parent
   ' Set the text and backcolor of the parent control.
   control.Text = "My Groupbox"
   control.BackColor = Color.Blue
   ' Get the form that the Button control is contained within.
   Dim myForm As Form = button1.FindForm()
   ' Set the text and color of the form containing the Button.
   myForm.Text = "The Form of My Control"
   myForm.BackColor = Color.Red
End Sub

Remarks

The control's Parent property value might not be the same as the Form returned by FindForm method. For example, if a RadioButton control is contained within a GroupBox control, and the GroupBox is on a Form, the RadioButton control's Parent is the GroupBox and the GroupBox control's Parent is the Form.

Security

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

Applies to

See also