FormStartPosition FormStartPosition FormStartPosition FormStartPosition Enum

Definition

Specifies the initial position of a form.

public enum class FormStartPosition
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public enum FormStartPosition
type FormStartPosition = 
Public Enum FormStartPosition
Inheritance
FormStartPositionFormStartPositionFormStartPositionFormStartPosition
Attributes

Fields

CenterParent CenterParent CenterParent CenterParent 4

The form is centered within the bounds of its parent form.

CenterScreen CenterScreen CenterScreen CenterScreen 1

The form is centered on the current display, and has the dimensions specified in the form's size.

Manual Manual Manual Manual 0

The position of the form is determined by the Location property.

WindowsDefaultBounds WindowsDefaultBounds WindowsDefaultBounds WindowsDefaultBounds 3

The form is positioned at the Windows default location and has the bounds determined by Windows default.

WindowsDefaultLocation WindowsDefaultLocation WindowsDefaultLocation WindowsDefaultLocation 2

The form is positioned at the Windows default location and has the dimensions specified in the form's size.

Examples

In this example, you change the form's start position to the center of the screen and display the position information using a label. This example assumes that you have already created a Form named Form1.

public:
   void InitMyForm()
   {
      // Adds a label to the form.
      Label^ label1 = gcnew Label;
      label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 54, 128 );
      label1->Name = "label1";
      label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 220, 80 );
      label1->Text = "Start position information";
      this->Controls->Add( label1 );
      
      // Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
      StartPosition = FormStartPosition::CenterScreen;
      
      // Displays the position information.
      label1->Text = String::Format( "The start position is {0}", StartPosition );
   }
public void InitMyForm()
{
    // Adds a label to the form.
    Label label1 = new Label();
    label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(54, 128);
    label1.Name = "label1";
    label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(220, 80);
    label1.Text = "Start position information";
    this.Controls.Add(label1);

    // Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
    StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen;
    // Displays the position information.
    label1.Text = "The start position is " + StartPosition;	
}
Public Sub InitMyForm()
   ' Adds a label to the form.
   Dim label1 As New Label()
   label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(54, 128)
   label1.Name = "label1"
   label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(220, 80)
   label1.Text = "Start position information"
   Me.Controls.Add(label1)
   
   ' Moves the start position to the center of the screen.
   StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen
   ' Displays the position information.
   label1.Text = "The start position is " + StartPosition
End Sub

Remarks

This enumeration is used by the StartPosition property of the Form class. It represents the different start positions of the form. The default start position is WindowsDefaultLocation.

Applies to

See also