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DataGridViewCell.MeasureTextSize Method

Gets the 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 MeasureTextSize(
	Graphics graphics,
	string text,
	Font font,
	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.Windows.Forms.TextFormatFlags
A bitwise combination of TextFormatFlags values to apply to the text.

Return Value

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


graphics is null.


font is null.


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.

.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.