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How to position a control on a form at run time

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I have a form that can be resized.
I need to position the grid control so that it remains at X,Y relative to the top left of the form.

Point NewPos  = new Point(20,50);
dataGridView1.Location = NewPos;

When I set a breakpoint dataGridView1.Location  show 0,0 and not 20,50

Just what do I need to do to position a control where I want it.
 
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by:doraiswamy
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If you set the breakpoint at dataGridView1.Location = NewPos;
then the statement has not executed as yet. So the location will still be the original vaue
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by:Jaime Olivares
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>>I have a form that can be resized.
>>I need to position the grid control so that it remains at X,Y relative to the top left of the form.

Does it moves when you resize the form?
Do you want the grid to be resized with form? If so, you just have to set the grid's Anchor property to left,top,right,bottom
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anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
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Very convinient methoid is like:

dataGridView1.SetBounds(20, 30, 100, 60);

First parameter - X (distance from left)
Second - Y (distance from top)
and next two: width and height.

If your control has constant location and size - just put numbers like above.
If size changes you may need to do some calculations before produce numbers, e.g.,
gridwidth = formWidth / 2;

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by:hansw77041
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That did it... thanks
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