AutoScaleBaseSize Property

Form.AutoScaleBaseSize Property


Gets or sets the base size used for autoscaling of the form.

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

public virtual Size AutoScaleBaseSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size

A Size that represents the base size that this form uses for autoscaling.


This member has been retained for backward compatibility. For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

The value of the AutoScaleBaseSize property is used at form-display time to compute the scaling factor for the form. The autoscaling base size is used by the form as a baseline for comparison to the system's font size to determine how much to scale the form when autoscaling is used. If you want to determine the size a form will auto scale to based on a specific font, use the GetAutoScaleSize method.


The value of this property is used when the form is initially created. Once the property is set, it cannot be changed.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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