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Posted 13 Jun 2007

Moving Form Without Titlebar

, 13 Jun 2007
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This code will help you in creating a customized form interface


This will simply show you code that can customize the Graphical User Interface in your Windows application.


I think you are familiar with the graphical user interface[GUI] of AVG Anti-Spyware Software... so what's new about that? Have you noticed that the GUI is like an edited photo? Have you noticed that it can move without dragging the title bar.

In this case, I will show you how we can actually do the same things.

Using the Code

Using this code will help you to customize your GUI:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication1
    public partial class Form2 : Form
    {   public bool isMouseDown=false;
        public int xLast;
        public int yLast;
        private void pictureBox1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            isMouseDown = false;

        private void pictureBox1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            if (isMouseDown)
                int newY = this.Top + (e.Y - yLast);
                int newX = this.Left + (e.X - xLast);

                this.Location = new Point(newX, newY);

        private void pictureBox1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            isMouseDown = true;
            xLast = e.X;
            yLast = e.Y;

Points of Interest

In addition, did you know that you can make your own skins like in the WMP in this code?

You can do this as follows:

  • Get your edited photo <or your design Skins>
  • Place the photo in form application
  • Set Formborder to None
  • Set the Transparency of the form



  • 13th June, 2007: Initial post


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMoving Form like it should be Pin
ngoj25-Oct-07 3:13
memberngoj25-Oct-07 3:13 
GeneralSmarter Solution Pin
christever22-Jun-07 20:28
memberchristever22-Jun-07 20:28 
QuestionRe: Smarter Solution [modified] Pin
The_ERROR30-Jul-08 5:53
memberThe_ERROR30-Jul-08 5:53 
GeneralNice, but here is a bunch of problems Pin
Marcos Meli13-Jun-07 7:03
memberMarcos Meli13-Jun-07 7:03 

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