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ListBox.ColumnWidth Property

Gets or sets the width of columns in a multicolumn ListBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public int ColumnWidth { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The width, in pixels, of each column in the control. The default is 0.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

A value less than zero is assigned to the property.

If you set the value to zero (0), a default width is assigned to each column. If the ListBox is a multicolumn ListBox, this property returns the current width of each column in the list. You can use this property to ensure that each column in a multicolumn ListBox can properly display its items.

The following code example demonstrates a simple two-column ListBox.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
{
    private ListBox listBox1;

    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
    }
    [STAThread]
    static void Main()
    {
        Application.EnableVisualStyles();
        Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);
        Application.Run(new Form1());
    }

    private void InitializeComponent()
    {
        this.listBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
        this.SuspendLayout();
        //  
        // listBox1 
        //  
        this.listBox1.FormattingEnabled = true;
        this.listBox1.HorizontalScrollbar = true;
        this.listBox1.Items.AddRange(new object[] {
            "Item 1, column 1",
            "Item 2, column 1",
            "Item 3, column 1",
            "Item 4, column 1",
            "Item 5, column 1",
            "Item 1, column 2",
            "Item 2, column 2",
            "Item 3, column 2"});
        this.listBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
        this.listBox1.MultiColumn = true;
        this.listBox1.Name = "listBox1";
        this.listBox1.ScrollAlwaysVisible = true;
        this.listBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(120, 95);
        this.listBox1.TabIndex = 0;
        this.listBox1.ColumnWidth = 85;
        //  
        // Form1 
        //  
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 273);
        this.Controls.Add(this.listBox1);
        this.Name = "Form1";
        this.ResumeLayout(false);

    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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