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DataGridViewCell.MeasureTextPreferredSize Method

Gets the ideal height and width of the specified text given the specified characteristics.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
static member MeasureTextPreferredSize : 
        graphics:Graphics * 
        text:string * 
        font:Font * 
        maxRatio:float32 * 
        flags:TextFormatFlags -> Size


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to render the text.

Type: System.String

The text to measure.

Type: System.Drawing.Font

The Font applied to the text.

Type: System.Single

The maximum width-to-height ratio of the block of text.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags

A bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values to apply to the text.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
A Size representing the preferred height and width of the text.

graphics is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


font is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


maxRatio is less than or equal to 0.


flags is not a valid bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values.

If multiple lines are required and the specified formatting allows it, the size returned includes the combined height of all lines.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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)

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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