DataGridViewCell.MeasureTextHeight Method (Graphics, String, Font, Int32, TextFormatFlags)

Gets the height, in pixels, of the specified text, given the specified characteristics.

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

public static int MeasureTextHeight(
	Graphics graphics,
	string text,
	Font font,
	int maxWidth,
	TextFormatFlags flags


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.Int32

The maximum width of the text.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags

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

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The height, in pixels, of the text.


graphics is null.


font is null.


maxWidth is less than 1.


flags is not a valid bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values.

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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