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ColumnStyle Class

Represents the look and feel of a column in a table layout.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public class ColumnStyle : TableLayoutStyle

The ColumnStyle type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodColumnStyle()Initializes and instance of the ColumnStyle class to its default state.
Public methodColumnStyle(SizeType)Initializes an instance of the ColumnStyle class using the supplied SizeType value.
Public methodColumnStyle(SizeType, Single)Initializes and instance of the ColumnStyle class using the supplied SizeType and width values.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySizeTypeGets or sets a flag indicating how a row or column should be sized relative to its containing table. (Inherited from TableLayoutStyle.)
Public propertyWidthGets or sets the width value for a column.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The ColumnStyle class represents the user interface (UI) characteristics of column in a TableLayoutPanel. The styles for all the columns in such a table are collected in the TableLayoutPanel.ColumnStyles property.

This simple class offers the Width and SizeType properties for a column.

The following code example demonstrates how to extract a ColumnStyle from a TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the TableLayoutPanel class.


    private void toggleColumnStylesBtn_Click(
		System.Object sender, 
		System.EventArgs e)
    {
		TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection styles = 
			this.TableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles;

        foreach( ColumnStyle style in styles )
        {
            if( style.SizeType == SizeType.Absolute )
            {
                style.SizeType = SizeType.AutoSize;
            }
            else if( style.SizeType == SizeType.AutoSize )
            {
                style.SizeType = SizeType.Percent;

                // Set the column width to be a percentage
                // of the TableLayoutPanel control's width.
                style.Width = 33;
            }
            else
            {
                // Set the column width to 50 pixels.
                style.SizeType = SizeType.Absolute;
                style.Width = 50;
            }
        }
    }


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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