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DataGridViewCell.MeasureTextPreferredSize Method

Gets the ideal height and width of the specified text given the specified characteristics.

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

public static Size MeasureTextPreferredSize(
	Graphics graphics,
	string text,
	Font font,
	float maxRatio,
	TextFormatFlags flags


Type: System.Drawing.Graphics

The Graphics used to render the text.

Type: System.String

The text to measure.

Type: System.Drawing.Font

The Font applied to the text.

Type: System.Single

The maximum width-to-height ratio of the block of text.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags

A bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values to apply to the text.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
A Size representing the preferred height and width of the text.


graphics is null.


font is null.


maxRatio is less than or equal to 0.


flags is not a valid bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values.

If multiple lines are required and the specified formatting allows it, the size returned includes the combined height of all lines.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0