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Windows Forms Methods

12:40 AMFriday, April 15, 2016
Windows Forms methods enable you to perform various tasks, such as opening, activating and closing the form.

The commonly used methods are explained in the following:
1. Show ( ) 
Description : Is used to display a form.
Example: Form2 frmobj = new Form2();
frmobj.Show();

Explanation : This code creates a new instance of the Form2 form by using the new keyword. The Show() method display the instance of Form2 form.

2. Hide( )
Description: Is used to hide a form.
Example: Form1 frmobj = new Form1();
frmobj.Hide();
//you can use
this.Hide( ); // for current Form1

Explanation: This code creates a new instance of the Form1 form by using the new keyword. The Hide() method hides the instance of Form1 form.

3. Activate ( )
Description: Is used to activate a form and set the focus on it. When you use this method. It brings the form to the front(if it is the current application) or flashes the form caption(if it is not the current application) on the task bar.
Example: Form1 frmobj = new Form1();
frmobj.Activate();
Explanation : This code sets focus on a form named Form1.

4. Close ( )
Description: Is used to close a form.
Example: Form1 frmobj = new Form1();
frmobj.Close();
Explanation: This code closes the form named Form1.

5. SetDesktopLocation()
Description: Is used to set the desktop location of a form at runtime. This method takes the X and Y coordinates of the desktop as its parameters.
Example: Form1 frmobj = new Form1();
frmobj.SetDesktopLocation(200,200);
Explanation : This code displays the form named Form1 at the specified location.
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