I have created a panel, say Panel[""]. I want to know its size/dimensions. Is there any built-in function for doing that?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you want to interpret a Panel object as an image? It is not a good idea because Panel is a kind of dynamic expression in Mathematica. Only "static" objects have dimensions and size (for example, Image). $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 18:35
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    $\begingroup$ The problem here is pretty much the same as in Computing the bounding boxes for Text objects. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 18:43

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You could get the size of the rasterized panel:


ImageSize -> {18, 33}

Rasterize[Panel["What is my size?"]][[2]]

ImageSize -> {97, 33}

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Does this operation Resize the actual panel ? $\endgroup$
    – santhosh
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ @santhosh I don't think so. Look at the picture above. $\endgroup$
    – VLC
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 18:54

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