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Changing the size of a Windows form to something really large

Posted on 2008-06-12
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What is the best way to change the size of a Windows form to something larger? What I mean is, I'd like to create a form in which the size from top to bottom exceeds the size of the currently viewable area, and I'd like scroll bars to appear alongside for scrolling from top to bottom. What is the best manner of doing this?

Thank You,
Ryan Ross
(my brain is fried)
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by:Éric Moreau
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have you tried the AutoScroll property on the Form?
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by:MuhammadAdil
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Change AutoScroll property true.
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by:MuhammadAdil
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If you have put panels you need to enable AutoScroll property of these panels also.

Regards,
Adil Fazal
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Although it is possible using the AutoScroll, it is not recommended. Better you can divide your form into multiple parts and use a TabControl to display your control in pages.
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by:rossryan
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Allow me to put it to you this way: when I type in a value for a Height of 3000 for the form, the form refuses to resize to this value. How can I get the form to resize to this value?
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Jaime Olivares earned 250 total points
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this can be achieved with the WinAPI's MoveWindow() function, something like:

// will require this at the begining of your file
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

// put this inside your form declaration
[DllImport("user32")]
public static extern int MoveWindow(IntPtr hwnd, int x, int y, int width, int height, int repaint);

// invoke this from some form's method
MoveWindow(this.Handle,0,0,1000,3000,1);
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