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BestSizeEstimator.GetFontToFitBounds(XRLabel) Method

Gets the font with which the label actual text fits its boundaries.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public static DXFont GetFontToFitBounds(
    XRLabel label


Name Type Description
label XRLabel

An XRLabel control whose boundaries will be used in calculations.


Type Description

An optimal font.


The GetFontToFitBounds method allows you to calculate a font size for a control’s actual text (the XRControl.Text property value) to fit the control’s boundaries. You can then apply the resulting font to this control or other required controls.

The code snippet below demonstrates how to use this method.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;

private void xrLabel1_BeforePrint(object sender, System.ComponentModel.EventArgs e) {
    XRLabel label = sender as XRLabel;
    label.Font = BestSizeEstimator.GetFontToFitBounds(label);

If a control is bound to data, call this method when the corresponding binding has already been evaluated (for instance, in the XRControl.BeforePrint event handler).

This method’s result depends on the control’s XRControl.WordWrap option.


This method is not supported when the XRLabel.Angle property is specified.

You can also use another GetFontToFitBounds overload to find the optimal font size for any specified text.

To perform the opposite operation (that is get the boundaries to fit the control’s text), call the BestSizeEstimator.GetBoundsToFitText method.

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