Control.Layout Control.Layout Control.Layout Control.Layout Event

Definition

Occurs when a control should reposition its child controls.

public:
 event System::Windows::Forms::LayoutEventHandler ^ Layout;
public event System.Windows.Forms.LayoutEventHandler Layout;
member this.Layout : System.Windows.Forms.LayoutEventHandler 
Public Custom Event Layout As LayoutEventHandler 

Examples

The following code example centers a Form on the screen in the Layout event. This will keep the form centered as the user resizes it. This example requires that you have created a Form control.

private:
   void MyForm_Layout( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Windows::Forms::LayoutEventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      // Center the Form on the user's screen everytime it requires a Layout.
      this->SetBounds( (Screen::GetBounds( this ).Width / 2) - (this->Width / 2), (Screen::GetBounds( this ).Height / 2) - (this->Height / 2), this->Width, this->Height, BoundsSpecified::Location );
   }
private void MyForm_Layout(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.LayoutEventArgs e)
{
   // Center the Form on the user's screen everytime it requires a Layout.
   this.SetBounds((Screen.GetBounds(this).Width/2) - (this.Width/2),
       (Screen.GetBounds(this).Height/2) - (this.Height/2),
 this.Width, this.Height, BoundsSpecified.Location);	
}

Private Sub MyForm_Layout(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.LayoutEventArgs) Handles MyBase.Layout

    ' Center the Form on the user's screen everytime it requires a Layout.
    Me.SetBounds((System.Windows.Forms.Screen.GetBounds(Me).Width / 2) - (Me.Width / 2), _
        (System.Windows.Forms.Screen.GetBounds(Me).Height / 2) - (Me.Height / 2), _
        Me.Width, Me.Height, System.Windows.Forms.BoundsSpecified.Location)
End Sub

Remarks

The Layout event occurs when child controls are added or removed, when the bounds of the control changes, and when other changes occur that can affect the layout of the control. The layout event can be suppressed using the SuspendLayout and ResumeLayout methods. Suspending layout enables you to perform multiple actions on a control without having to perform a layout for each change. For example, if you resize and move a control, each operation would raise a Layout event.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Applies to

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