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DataGrid.PreferredColumnWidth Property

Gets or sets the default width of the grid columns in pixels.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public int PreferredColumnWidth { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The default width (in pixels) of columns in the grid.


The property value is less than 0.

Set this property before resetting the DataSource and DataMember properties (either separately, or through the SetDataBinding method), or the property will have no effect.

The property cannot be set to a value less than 0.

The following code example sets the default column widths to a value passed to the method.

Private Sub SetDefaultColWidth(defColWidth As Integer)
    DataGrid1.PreferredColumnWidth = defColWidth
 End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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