Change of Form Location Using System.Drawing.Point Ignored When FormMaximized

  • Thread starter Marc the Demi-Programmer
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Marc the Demi-Programmer

I am overriding WncProc to make sure my form's location stays within
specified parameters. Basically, it has to stay at the top of the
screen and not be off to either of the sides. All that works when the
form is in its minimal size. However, when the form is maximized using
the appropriate button the code that is supposed to set the location is
ignored. When the form is switched back to the standard dimensions
through the restore button the location setting works again. My
debugging information shows that the code used to set the location is
processed when the form is maximized, as it is when the form is not
maximized. I do not get any error messages. Here is my code:

Protected Overrides Sub WndProc(ByRef m As System.Windows.Forms.Message)
Const WM_SIZE As Integer = &H5
Const WM_MOVE As Integer = &H3
Const SIZE_MINIMIZED As Integer = 1
Const SIZE_MAXIMIZED As Integer = 2
Const WM_EXITSIZEMOVE As Integer = 562
Const WM_SYSCOMMAND As Integer = 274

Debug.WriteLine("msg" & " " & m.Msg & " " &

If Me.Location.X + Me.Width >
System.Windows.Forms.Screen.PrimaryScreen.Bounds.Width Then
Debug.WriteLine("Too far right")
Me.Location = New
- Me.Width, 0)
Debug.WriteLine(Me.Location.X & " " & Me.Location.Y)
ElseIf Me.Location.X < 0 Then
Debug.WriteLine("Too far left")
Debug.WriteLine(Me.Location.X & " " & Me.Location.Y)
Me.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
Debug.WriteLine(Me.Location.X & " " & Me.Location.Y)
Debug.WriteLine("Something else")
Me.Location = New
System.Drawing.Point(Me.Location.X, 0)
Debug.WriteLine(Me.Location.X & " " & Me.Location.Y)
End If

End If
Catch ex As System.ArgumentException
Catch ex As Exception
End Try
End Sub

Marc the Demi-Programmer

After some experimentation I find that if the size of the window when
the program starts is set for the maximum size then the desired behavior
happens only when the window has been sized to the maximum. It appears
that whenever the form is put into the restored state, i.e., not
minimized or maximized, then any code that attempts to change the
location of the form is ignored, even though all other code in the same
sub, even debug code below and above the location change code, is executed.

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