AutoScale Property

Form.AutoScale Property

obsoleteCodeEntityP:System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.AutoScaleModeNote: This API is now obsolete.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the form adjusts its size to fit the height of the font used on the form and scales its controls.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("This property has been deprecated. Use the AutoScaleMode property instead.")]
public bool AutoScale { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the form will automatically scale itself and its controls based on the current font assigned to the form; otherwise, false. The default is true.


The AutoScale is obsolete and has been retained for backward compatibility. The non-obsolete alternative is ContainerControl.AutoScaleMode. For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

You can use this property to allow your form and its controls to automatically adjust based on changes in the font. This can be useful in applications where the font might increase or decrease based on the language specified for use by Windows.

To obtain the size the form will auto scale to, use the AutoScaleBaseSize property. If you want to determine the size the form will auto scale to based on a specific font, use the GetAutoScaleSize method.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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