GetPreferredSize Method
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ToolStripItem.GetPreferredSize Method

Retrieves the size of a rectangular area into which a control can be fit.

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

public virtual Size GetPreferredSize(
	Size constrainingSize


Type: System.Drawing.Size
The custom-sized area for a control.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
A Size ordered pair, representing the width and height of a rectangle.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 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.

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