FrameworkElement.ActualHeight FrameworkElement.ActualHeight FrameworkElement.ActualHeight FrameworkElement.ActualHeight Property

Definition

Gets the rendered height of this element.

public:
 property double ActualHeight { double get(); };
public double ActualHeight { get; }
member this.ActualHeight : double
Public ReadOnly Property ActualHeight As Double
Property Value

The element's height, as a value in device-independent units (1/96th inch per unit). The default value is 0 (zero).

Examples

The following example displays various height properties.

private void changeHeight(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs args)
{
    ListBoxItem li = ((sender as ListBox).SelectedItem as ListBoxItem);
    Double sz1 = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString());
    rect1.Height = sz1;
    rect1.UpdateLayout();
    txt1.Text= "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight;
    txt2.Text= "Height is set to " + rect1.Height;
    txt3.Text= "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight;
    txt4.Text= "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight;
}
private void changeMinHeight(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs args)
{
    ListBoxItem li = ((sender as ListBox).SelectedItem as ListBoxItem);
    Double sz1 = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString());
    rect1.MinHeight = sz1;
    rect1.UpdateLayout();
    txt1.Text= "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight;
    txt2.Text= "Height is set to " + rect1.Height;
    txt3.Text= "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight;
    txt4.Text= "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight;
}
private void changeMaxHeight(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs args)
{
    ListBoxItem li = ((sender as ListBox).SelectedItem as ListBoxItem);
    Double sz1 = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString());
    rect1.MaxHeight = sz1;
    rect1.UpdateLayout();
    txt1.Text= "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight;
    txt2.Text= "Height is set to " + rect1.Height;
    txt3.Text= "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight;
    txt4.Text= "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight;
}
Private Sub changeHeight(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)
    Dim li As ListBoxItem = CType(CType(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
    Dim sz1 As Double = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString())
    rect1.Height = sz1
    rect1.UpdateLayout()
    txt1.Text = "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight.ToString
    txt2.Text = "Height is set to " + rect1.Height.ToString
    txt3.Text = "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight.ToString
    txt4.Text = "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight.ToString
End Sub
Private Sub changeMinHeight(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)

    Dim li As ListBoxItem = CType(CType(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
    Dim sz1 As Double = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString())
    rect1.MinHeight = sz1
    rect1.UpdateLayout()
    txt1.Text = "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight.ToString
    txt2.Text = "Height is set to " + rect1.Height.ToString
    txt3.Text = "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight.ToString
    txt4.Text = "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight.ToString
End Sub
Private Sub changeMaxHeight(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)

    Dim li As ListBoxItem = CType(CType(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
    Dim sz1 As Double = Double.Parse(li.Content.ToString())
    rect1.MaxHeight = sz1
    rect1.UpdateLayout()
    txt1.Text = "ActualHeight is set to " + rect1.ActualHeight.ToString
    txt2.Text = "Height is set to " + rect1.Height.ToString
    txt3.Text = "MinHeight is set to " + rect1.MinHeight.ToString
    txt4.Text = "MaxHeight is set to " + rect1.MaxHeight.ToString
End Sub

Remarks

This property is a calculated value based on other height inputs, and the layout system. The value is set by the layout system itself, based on an actual rendering pass, and may therefore lag slightly behind the set value of properties such as Height that are the basis of the input change.

Because ActualHeight is a calculated value, you should be aware that there could be multiple or incremental reported changes to it as a result of various operations by the layout system. The layout system may be calculating required measure space for child elements, constraints by the parent element, and so on.

Although you cannot set this property from XAML, you can base a Trigger upon its value in a style.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field ActualHeightProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

Applies to