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DataGridViewCell.GetPreferredSize Method

Calculates the preferred size, in pixels, of the cell.

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

protected virtual Size GetPreferredSize(
	Graphics graphics,
	DataGridViewCellStyle cellStyle,
	int rowIndex,
	Size constraintSize
)

Parameters

graphics
Type: System.Drawing.Graphics
The Graphics used to draw the cell.
cellStyle
Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
A DataGridViewCellStyle that represents the style of the cell.
rowIndex
Type: System.Int32
The zero-based row index of the cell.
constraintSize
Type: System.Drawing.Size
The cell's maximum allowable size.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
A Size that represents the preferred size, in pixels, of the cell.

The GetPreferredSize method in the base class DataGridViewCell always returns a Size with a width and height of -1. However, this method is overridden in the derived cell classes to return proper values.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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