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AutoSizeMode Enumeration

Specifies how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public enum class AutoSizeMode

Member nameDescription
GrowAndShrinkThe control grows or shrinks to fit its contents. The control cannot be resized manually.
GrowOnlyThe control grows as much as necessary to fit its contents but does not shrink smaller than the value of its Size property. The form can be resized, but cannot be made so small that any of its contained controls are hidden.

Setting the GrowAndShrink value produces the same behavior that you get for controls with the AutoSize property enabled but which have no

AutoSizeMode property. The MinimumSize and MaximumSize properties are respected, but the current value of the Size property is ignored.

The following code example shows a form created using code that automatically resizes to fit its contents. When ran, the form will display a Label, a TextBox for entering a URL, and a Button for displaying that URL inside of the user's default Web browser. The code example uses a FlowLayoutPanel to lay out the contained controls one after the other, and sets the AutoSize and AutoSizeMode to grow and shrink to fit the contents of its form.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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