ContainerControl.AutoScaleMode Property

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

Gets or sets the automatic scaling mode of the control.

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

public AutoScaleMode AutoScaleMode { get; set; }
/** @property */
public AutoScaleMode get_AutoScaleMode ()

/** @property */
public void set_AutoScaleMode (AutoScaleMode value)

public function get AutoScaleMode () : AutoScaleMode

public function set AutoScaleMode (value : AutoScaleMode)

Property Value

An AutoScaleMode that represents the current scaling mode. The default is None.

Exception typeCondition


An AutoScaleMode value that is not valid was used to set this property.

The AutoScaleMode property specifies the current automatic scaling mode of this control. Scaling by Font is useful if you want to have a control or form stretch or shrink according to the size of the fonts in the operating system, and should be used when the absolute size of the control or form does not matter. Scaling by DPI is useful when you want to size a control or form relative to the screen. For example, you may want to use dots per inch (DPI) scaling on a control displaying a chart or other graphic so that it always occupies a certain percentage of the screen.

For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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