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How can I anchor a windows form?

Posted on 2004-04-07
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I’m looking at different ways of anchoring a custom shaped windows form to the right side of the screen. As well, the form should fill the height of the screen but be approximately 230 pixels across.
Can someone give me some code that would auto-stretch the window to the height of the screen, but still be able to define the width?
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Question by:mpozzan
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by:AlexFM
ID: 10780846
Do you mean this?

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            int nWidth = 230;

            this.Top = 0;
            this.Height = SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Height;

            this.Left = (SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Width - nWidth)/2;
            this.Width = nWidth;
        }
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by:TheAvenger
ID: 10781439
Just a remark to the post of Alex:

instead
this.Left = (SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Width - nWidth)/2;

use

this.Left = SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Width - nWidth;
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by:AlexFM
ID: 10781458
Right. I thinked he wants form in the center.
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by:mpozzan
ID: 10783768
I do want the form on the right of the screen
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TheAvenger earned 500 total points
ID: 10783783
Well, the code above with my correction is for the right of the screen.
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by:TheAvenger
ID: 10784503
Upps, a little bit unfair to Alex
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by:mpozzan
ID: 10784508
the following code, does not achor the windows form to the right side of the screen.
As well, it appears in the centre of the screen
private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            int nWidth = 230;

            this.Top = 0;
            this.Height = SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Height;

            this.Left = SystemInformation.PrimaryMonitorSize.Width - nWidth;
            this.Width = nWidth;
        }
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by:TheAvenger
ID: 10784523
You should set the start position of the form to Manual
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by:mpozzan
ID: 10784530
sounds good. thanks
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