Screen.PrimaryScreen Screen.PrimaryScreen Screen.PrimaryScreen Screen.PrimaryScreen Property

Definition

Gets the primary display.

public:
 static property System::Windows::Forms::Screen ^ PrimaryScreen { System::Windows::Forms::Screen ^ get(); };
public static System.Windows.Forms.Screen PrimaryScreen { get; }
member this.PrimaryScreen : System.Windows.Forms.Screen
Public Shared ReadOnly Property PrimaryScreen As Screen

Property Value

The primary display.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the use of PrimaryScreen property and the GetWorkingArea method. This method requires a form containing a button named Button1.

   // This method will adjust the size of the form to utilize 
   // the working area of the screen.
private:
   void Button1_Click( System::Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      // Retrieve the working rectangle from the Screen class
      // using the PrimaryScreen and the WorkingArea properties.
      System::Drawing::Rectangle workingRectangle = Screen::PrimaryScreen->WorkingArea;
      
      // Set the size of the form slightly less than size of 
      // working rectangle.
      this->Size = System::Drawing::Size( workingRectangle.Width - 10, workingRectangle.Height - 10 );
      
      // Set the location so the entire form is visible.
      this->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 5, 5 );
   }
// This method will adjust the size of the form to utilize 
// the working area of the screen.
private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
	// Retrieve the working rectangle from the Screen class
	// using the PrimaryScreen and the WorkingArea properties.
	System.Drawing.Rectangle workingRectangle = 
		Screen.PrimaryScreen.WorkingArea;
	
	// Set the size of the form slightly less than size of 
	// working rectangle.
	this.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(
		workingRectangle.Width-10, workingRectangle.Height-10);

	// Set the location so the entire form is visible.
	this.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(5, 5);
}
' This method will adjust the size of the form to utilize 
' the working area of the screen.

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

    ' Retrieve the working rectangle from the Screen class
    ' using the PrimaryScreen and the WorkingArea properties. 
    Dim workingRectangle As System.Drawing.Rectangle = _
        Screen.PrimaryScreen.WorkingArea

    ' Set the size of the form slightly less than size of 
    ' working rectangle.
    Me.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(workingRectangle.Width - 10, _
        workingRectangle.Height - 10)

    ' Set the location so the entire form is visible.
    Me.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(5, 5)

End Sub

Remarks

For a single display system, the primary display is the only display.

Applies to