AutoSizeMode Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled.

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

public enum AutoSizeMode
public enum AutoSizeMode
public enum AutoSizeMode

 Member nameDescription
GrowAndShrinkThe control grows or shrinks to fit its contents.  
GrowOnlyThe control grows as much as necessary to fit its contents but does not shrink smaller than the value of its Size property. 

Setting the GrowAndShrink value produces the same behavior that you get for controls with the AutoSize property enabled but which have no

AutoSizeMode property. The MinimumSize and MaximumSize properties are respected, but the current value of the Size property is ignored.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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