Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)
'Declaration Public Overridable Function GetPreferredSize ( _ proposedSize As Size _ ) As Size 'Usage Dim instance As Control Dim proposedSize As Size Dim returnValue As Size returnValue = instance.GetPreferredSize(proposedSize)
The custom-sized area for a control.
Return ValueAn ordered pair of type System.Drawing.Size representing the width and height of a rectangle.
The behavior of GetPreferredSize 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 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition