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Form.MaximumSize Property

Gets the maximum size the form can be resized to.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[LocalizableAttribute(true)] 
public override Size MaximumSize { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Size get_MaximumSize ()

/** @property */
public void set_MaximumSize (Size value)

public override function get MaximumSize () : Size

public override function set MaximumSize (value : Size)

Property Value

A Size that represents the maximum size for the form.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The values of the height or width within the Size object are less than zero.

This property enables you to limit the size of a form to a specified maximum size. You can use this feature when displaying multiple windows at the same time, to ensure that a single window does not cause other windows to be hidden. If this property is set to a Size object that is 0 in height and 0 in width, the form will have no maximum size beyond the limits set by Windows.

The following code example demonstrates setting the MaximumSize property.

public Form1() : base()
{        

    //This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
    InitializeComponent();

    //Set the maximum size, so if user maximizes form, it 
    //will not cover entire desktop.  
    this.MaximumSize = new System.Drawing.Size(500, 500);


}

public Form1()
{
    //This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
    InitializeComponent();
    //Set the maximum size, so if user maximizes form, it 
    //will not cover entire desktop.  
    this.set_MaximumSize(new System.Drawing.Size(500, 500));
} //Form1

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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