How to save app window's size, location and reopen at same. C# code needed.

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I want my app to save its window's size and location when it exits and when it reopens, it retrieves these data and opens its window at the same location and with the same size.

Must provide C# code for  VS .NET 2003.
Question by:rj94070
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    by:Thandava Vallepalli
    Saving and Restoring Location, Size, and Window State of a Form

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    by:Thandava Vallepalli
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    Save and restore Form position and layout with this component

    Finally there is no more need to write even a single line of code to persist your window's size, location and state. This article presents a component, which automatically saves these properties to the system registry. In addition, this component allows to save the location and size of any control on a form, including splitters and docked controls.

    When the RealPosition component is added to a Form, it gives 2 new boolean properties to visible controls. The first property, RestoreLocation, indicates whether the control's position and size should be persisted. If set to true, the control's position and size are saved when the main form closes. The position and size are restored when the .Load event occurs. The second property, RestoreColumnsWidth, applies only to ListView and inherited controls. It allows saving widths of all columns.


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