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Form.AutoScale Property

NOTE: This API is now obsolete. The non-obsolete alternative is AutoScaleMode.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form adjusts its size to fit the height of the font used on the form and scales its controls.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("This property has been deprecated. Use the AutoScaleMode property instead.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=14202")]
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool AutoScale { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the form will automatically scale itself and its controls based on the current font assigned to the form; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Important noteImportant Note:

This member has been retained for backward compatibility. For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

You can use this property to allow your form and its controls to automatically adjust based on changes in the font. This can be useful in applications where the font might increase or decrease based on the language specified for use by Windows.

To obtain the size the form will auto scale to, use the AutoScaleBaseSize property. If you want to determine the size the form will auto scale to based on a specific font, use the GetAutoScaleSize method.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

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