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FormattedText.MinWidth Property

Gets the smallest possible text width that can fully contain the specified text content.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public double MinWidth { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Double
The minimum text width of the text source, provided in device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit).

The following illustrated text uses the minimum text width for the source text, which displays as multiple lines. The minimum text width corresponds to the word that has the greatest width—in this case, the word "jumped". Notice that multiple words can appear on the same line, as long as their total width does not exceed the minimum text width.

Minimum text width

Text Formatter using the minimum paragraph width

If the value passed to MaxTextWidth is greater than or equal to the value of MinWidth, the text is formatted without ellipsis characters.

The following example shows how to use the MinWidth property to generate the minimum text width for the formatted lines of text.


// Get the minimimum line width for the text content -- that is, the widest word.
double minWidth = formattedText.MinWidth;

// Set the maximum text width to the widest word in the text content.
formattedText.MaxTextWidth = minWidth;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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