Label.PreferredHeight Property

Gets the preferred height of the control.

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

[<BrowsableAttribute(false)>]
abstract PreferredHeight : int with get
[<BrowsableAttribute(false)>]
override PreferredHeight : int with get

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The height of the control (in pixels), assuming a single line of text is displayed.

This property returns the height that the control should be in order to properly display text, based on the font assigned to the control. You can use this property along with the PreferredWidth property to ensure that the text in the Label control is displayed properly. You can use the AutoSize property to automatically adjust the height and the width of the Label control, based on the text and font size.

NoteNote

If the BorderStyle property of the Label control is set to BorderStyle.None, the value returned by PreferredHeight property will be larger due to the lack of borders.

The following code example demonstrates how to create a Label control that has a three-dimensional border and an image displayed using the ImageList and ImageIndex properties. The control also has a caption with a mnemonic character specified. The example code uses the PreferredHeight and PreferredWidth properties to properly size the Label control on the form on which it is displayed. This example requires that an ImageList has been created and named imageList1 and that it has loaded two images. The example also requires that the code is within a form that has the System.Drawing namespace added to its code.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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