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GridColumn.Width Property

Gets or sets the column width.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Int32
An integer value specifying the column width.
The default is 75.

Expanded Remarks

Use the Width property to set the column width to a custom value. The MinWidth property defines the minimum possible width for the column. If the Width property value is less, it is automatically changed to MinWidth.

The actual column width can be obtained using the VisibleWidth property. This property can be useful in column auto-width mode (GridOptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth), in which column visible widths are automatically calculated to fit the View's width.

Expanded Column Auto-Width Mode

In code, to initialize multiple column widths in column auto-width mode (GridOptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth), set the Width settings by wrapping these customizations with the BaseView.BeginUpdate and BaseView.EndUpdate method pair. A single column's Width setting needs to be set to a value that is proportional to other column widths.

In column auto-width mode, the Width and VisibleWidth settings are not synced in the following cases:

However, when you resize any column in auto-width mode, the Width and VisibleWidth settings of all columns are immediately synced. If you then resize the View horizontally, the Width and VisibleWidth settings will be out of sync again.

When you switch the GridOptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth option from true to false, column visible widths are set to the Width settings.

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