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Form.GetAutoScaleSize Method

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Gets the size when autoscaling the form based on a specified font.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("This method has been deprecated. Use the AutoScaleDimensions property instead.")]
public static SizeF GetAutoScaleSize(
	Font font


Type: System.Drawing.Font
A Font representing the font to determine the autoscaled base size of the form.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.SizeF
A SizeF representing the autoscaled size of the form.

Important noteImportant

The GetAutoScaleSize method is obsolete in.NET Framework version 2.0. This member has been retained for backward compatibility. For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

You can use this method to determine the size a form would autoscale to for a specific font before applying the font to the form. If you want to determine the size a form is autoscaled to based on the font currently assigned to the form, use the AutoScaleBaseSize property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 1.1, 1.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.5 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 3.0 SP2
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP1
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Obsolete (compiler warning) in 4
Obsolete (compiler warning) in 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.