Form.AutoScaleBaseSize Property


Gets or sets the base size used for autoscaling of the form.

 virtual property System::Drawing::Size AutoScaleBaseSize { System::Drawing::Size get(); void set(System::Drawing::Size value); };
public virtual System.Drawing.Size AutoScaleBaseSize { get; set; }
member this.AutoScaleBaseSize : System.Drawing.Size with get, set
Public Overridable Property AutoScaleBaseSize As Size

Property Value


A Size that represents the base size that this form uses for autoscaling.




This member has been retained for backward compatibility. For more information about automatic scaling, see Automatic Scaling in Windows Forms.

The value of the AutoScaleBaseSize property is used at form-display time to compute the scaling factor for the form. The autoscaling base size is used by the form as a baseline for comparison to the system's font size to determine how much to scale the form when autoscaling is used. If you want to determine the size a form will auto scale to based on a specific font, use the GetAutoScaleSize method.


The value of this property is used when the form is initially created. Once the property is set, it cannot be changed.

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