This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Form.MinimumSize Property

Gets or sets the minimum size the form can be resized to.

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

<LocalizableAttribute(True)> _
Public Overrides Property MinimumSize As Size
Dim instance As Form
Dim value As Size

value = instance.MinimumSize

instance.MinimumSize = value
/** @property */
public Size get_MinimumSize ()

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

public override function get MinimumSize () : Size

public override function set MinimumSize (value : Size)

Property Value

A Size that represents the minimum size for the form.

Exception typeCondition


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 minimum size. You can use this feature to prevent a user from sizing a window to an undesirable size. If this property is set to a Size object that is 0 in height and 0 in width, the form will have no minimum size beyond the limits set by Windows.

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