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Sizing Individual Controls

Use the sizing handles to resize a control. When the pointer is positioned on a sizing handle, it changes shape to indicate the directions in which the control can be resized. Active sizing handles are solid; if a sizing handle is hollow, the control cannot be resized along that axis.

You can also change the size of a control by snapping the control to guides or margins, or by moving one snapped control and guide away from another.

To size a control

  1. Select the control.
  2. Drag the sizing handles to change the size of the control:
    • Sizing handles at the top and sides change the horizontal or vertical size.
    • Sizing handles at the corners change both horizontal and vertical size.
    Tip   You can resize the control one dialog unit (DLU) at a time by holding down the SHIFT key and using the Right and Down ARROW keys.

To automatically size a control to fit the text within it

  • Choose Size to Content from the Format menu.

- or -

  • Right-click the control and choose Size to Content from the shortcut menu.

For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Applications in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resources strings to properties, see Walkthrough: Localizing Windows Forms and Walkthrough: Localizing Web Forms.



See Also

Controls in Dialog Boxes | Controls | Scheduler Sample: Demonstrates HTML-Based Dialog Boxes