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Monday, February 26, 2007

Auto width in a data grid to fit data

Intersting way to auto fit the column width in a data grid to fit the width of the data. You basically use the graphics for the data grid and use a function called MeasureString. Send in the string and the font that will be used, and get the width from this.

Dim i As Integer
Dim length As Integer = 0
Dim g As System.Drawing.Graphics = Me.dgr.CreateGraphics
Dim str As System.String
Dim strLength As Single

For i = 0 To ds.Tables(0).Rows.Count - 1
str = CType(ds.Tables(0).Rows(i).Item("Name"), System.String)
strLength = g.MeasureString(str, Me.Font).Width()
length = System.Math.Max(strLength, length)

'Set Length
Me.col.Width = length

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