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Xamarin.Forms.VisualElement.MinimumHeightRequest Property

Gets or sets a value which overrides the minimum height the element will request during layout.


public Double MinimumHeightRequest { get; set; }


The minimum height the element requires. Default value is -1.


MinimumHeightRequest is used to override the results of a call to VisualElement.GetSizeRequest (double, double) by setting the minimum height property. This causes overflow handling to shrink this element to its minimum height before elements who do not have a minimum size set.

The following example sets the MinimumHeightRequest to enable an image to shrink below it's normal size.

C# Example

  void Build (string veryLongString)
    var label = new Label {Text = veryLongString};
    var image = new Image {Source = "image500x500.png"};

    image.MinimumHeightRequest = 20;
    Content = new StackLayout {
      Children {


Namespace: Xamarin.Forms
Assembly: Xamarin.Forms.Core (in Xamarin.Forms.Core.dll)
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