Retrieves the size of a rectangular area into which a control can be fitted.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
'Declaration Public Overridable Function GetPreferredSize ( _ proposedSize As Size _ ) As Size
- Type: System.Drawing.Size
The custom-sized area for a control.
The behavior of differs by control. The LayoutEngine might be unable to assign the returned size to the control. You can return a size larger than the constraints indicated in the proposedSize parameter, but proposedSize should decrease as the constraint decreases. For example, GetPreferredSize(new Size(100, 0)) should not be wider than GetPreferredSize(new Size(200, 0)). The exception is a proposedSize of 0 or Size.Empty, which are defined as unconstrained.
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)