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LayoutControl.AutoSize Property

Gets or sets whether the control's size is automatically calculated based on its content.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraLayout
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraLayout.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Boolean
true, if the control's size is automatically calculated; otherwise, false.
The default is false.

Expanded Remarks

When you enable the AutoSize option, the LayoutControl's size is automatically calculated according to the AutoSizeMode and Dock properties' values.

Dock Property's Value Layout Control Behavior (AutoSizeMode = GrowAndShrink) Layout Control Behavior (AutoSizeMode = GrowOnly)
Fill Both horizontal and vertical auto-size features are enabled. The LayoutControl is positioned in the top-left corner of its container. The control's width and height grow and shrink automatically based on its content. The control's size cannot be changed manually; layout items cannot be resized by dragging their edges. The LayoutControl is stretched horizontally and vertically to fit its container size. You can change the item size provided that the size constraints allow doing this.
Top or Bottom The vertical auto-size feature is enabled. The LayoutControl is stretched horizontally to fit its container width. The control's height grows and shrinks automatically based on its content. You can change item width by dragging the item edges provided that the size constraints allow doing this. The vertical auto-size feature is enabled. The LayoutControl is stretched horizontally to fit its container width. The control's height grows as much as necessary to fit its contents, but does not shrink smaller than the control's Size.Width property. The control's height can also be resized manually, but its minimum height is limited by the minimum height of nested layout items. You can change item width and height by dragging item edges, provided that the size constraints allow doing this.
Right or Left The horizontal auto-size feature is enabled. The LayoutControl is stretched vertically to fit its container height. The control's width grows and shrinks automatically based on its content. You can change the item height by dragging the item edges provided that the size constraints allow doing this. The horizontal auto-size feature is enabled. The LayoutControl is stretched vertically to fit its container height. The control's width grows as much as necessary to fit its contents, but does not shrink smaller than the control's Size.Height property. The control's width can also be resized manually, but its minimum width is limited by the minimum width of nested layout items. You can change item width and height by dragging the item edges provided that the size constraints allow doing this.
None Both horizontal and vertical auto-size features are enabled. The LayoutControl's width and height grow and shrink automatically based on its content. The control's size cannot be changed manually; layout items cannot be resized by dragging their edges. Both horizontal and vertical auto-size features are enabled. The LayoutControl grows as much as necessary to fit its contents, but does not shrink smaller than the value of its Size property. The control can also be resized manually, but its minimum size is limited by the minimum size of its layout items. You can change item width and height by dragging the item edges provided that the size constraints allow doing this.

The following video demonstrates how the LayoutControl's size is changed depending on its content in the GrowAndShrink auto-size mode (the Dock property is set to Fill).

The animation below shows the LayoutControl's behavior in the GrowOnly auto-size mode (the Dock property is set to None).

In auto-size mode, you can change the size of layout items in code in one of two ways:

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