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ToolStripItem.GetPreferredSize Method

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

Retrieves the size of a rectangular area into which a control can be fit.

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

public virtual Size GetPreferredSize (
	Size constrainingSize
public Size GetPreferredSize (
	Size constrainingSize
public function GetPreferredSize (
	constrainingSize : Size
) : Size



The custom-sized area for a control.

Return Value

A Size ordered pair, representing the width and height of a rectangle.

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