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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 Note:

The GetAutoScaleSize method is obsolete in.NET Framework version 2.0.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.

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: 1.1, 1.0
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