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 'Usage Dim instance As Control Dim proposedSize As Size Dim returnValue As Size returnValue = instance.GetPreferredSize(proposedSize)
- 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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