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Control.DefaultSize Property

Gets the default size of the control.

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

protected virtual Size DefaultSize { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
The default Size of the control.

The DefaultSize property represents the Size of the control when it is initially created. You can adjust the size of the control by setting its Size property value.

NoteNote

To maintain better performance, do not set the Size of a control in its constructor. The preferred method is to override the DefaultSize property.

NoteNote

On Windows Server 2003 systems, the size of a Form is restricted by the maximum pixel width and height of the monitor.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding the DefaultSize property in a derived class, it is preferable to return a Size with the desired dimensions rather than to override all the implementation.

The following code example overrides the DefaultSize property, and makes the default size of the form 500 pixels square.


protected override Size DefaultSize
{
   get
   {
      // Set the default size of
      // the form to 500 pixels square.
      return new Size(500,500);
   }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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