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September 1, 2002 - Specifying the Anchoring Sides

Yehuda Shiran September 1, 2002
Specifying the Anchoring Sides
Tips: September 2002

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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The Anchor property in JScript .NET is assembled by OR-ing all the required bits out of the four possibilities: AnchorStyle.Left, AnchorStyle.Top, AnchorStyle.Right, and AnchorStyle.Bottom. In the following particular case, we anchor the label control to the left and top edges of the containing panel. That means that whenever you move the panel's top or left edges, the label will move as well, keeping the distance to the panel's top and left edges constant.

  label1= new Label;       
  label1.Location= new Point(10,10);
  label1.Size= new System.Drawing.Size(80,20);
  label1.Name= "label1";
  label1.Text= "This is a Label";
  label1.Anchor= AnchorStyles.Left | AnchorStyles.Top;
The following textbox is defined similarly, anchored to the left side of the containing panel:

  textBox1 = new TextBox;
  textBox1.Location= new Point(10,30);
  textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(90,20);
  textBox1.Name= "textBox1";
  textBox1.Text = "This is a TextBox";
  textBox1.Anchor= AnchorStyles.Left;
The following button is anchored to the right and bottom edges of the containing panel:

  button1= new Button;
  button1.Location= new Point(200,260);
  button1.Size= new System.Drawing.Size(90,20);
  button1.Name= "button1";
  button1.Text= "This is a Button";
  button1.Anchor= AnchorStyles.Right | AnchorStyles.Bottom;
To learn more about JScript .NET and ASP.NET, go to Column 117, JScript .NET, Part XI: Creating Windows Forms.