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Control.ScaleControl Method

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

Scales a control's location, size, padding and margin.

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

protected virtual void ScaleControl (
	SizeF factor,
	BoundsSpecified specified
protected void ScaleControl (
	SizeF factor, 
	BoundsSpecified specified
protected function ScaleControl (
	factor : SizeF, 
	specified : BoundsSpecified



The height and width of the control's bounds.


A BoundsSpecified value that specifies the bounds of the control to use when defining its size and position.

If the control is top level, this will not scale the control's location. This does not scale children or the size of automatically sized controls. You can omit scaling in any direction by changing the value of the specified parameter.

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