How to: Resize ListObject Controls

You set the size of a ListObject control when you add it to a Microsoft Office Excel workbook; however, you might want to resize it at a later time. For example, you might want to change a two-column list to three columns.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

You can resize ListObject controls at design time or at run time in document-level projects. You can resize ListObject controls at run time in an application-level project.

This topic describes the following tasks:

For more information about ListObject controls, see ListObject Control.

link to video For a related video demonstration, see How Do I: Add Columns to a Data-Bound List Object at RunTime?.

To resize a list, you can click and drag one of the sizing handles, or you can redefine its size in the Resize List dialog box.

To resize a list by using the Resize List dialog box

  1. Right-click a ListObject control.

  2. Point to List, and then click Resize List on the shortcut menu.

  3. Select the cells you want to use to define the size of the list.

  4. Click OK.

You can resize a ListObject control at run time by using the Resize method. You cannot use this method to move the ListObject control to a new location on the worksheet. The headers must remain in the same row, and the resized ListObject control must overlap the original list object. The resized ListObject control must contain a header row, and at least one row of data.

To resize a list object programmatically

  1. Create a ListObject control that spans cell A1 through B3 on Sheet1.

    
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ListObject list1 = 
        this.Controls.AddListObject(this.Range["A1", "B3"], "list1");
    
    
    
  2. Resize the list to include cells A1 through C5.

    
    list1.Resize(this.Range["A1", "C5"]);
    
    
    

You can resize a ListObject control on any open worksheet at run time. For more information about how to add a ListObject control to a worksheet by using an application-level add-in, see How to: Add ListObject Controls to Worksheets.

To resize a list object programmatically

  1. Create a ListObject control that spans cell A1 through B3 on Sheet1.

    
    
    // Use the following line of code in projects that target the .NET Framework 4.
    Worksheet worksheet = Globals.Factory.GetVstoObject(Application.ActiveSheet);
    
    // In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, use the following line of code.
    // Worksheet worksheet = ((Excel.Worksheet)Application.ActiveSheet).GetVstoObject();
    
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ListObject list1;    
    list1 = worksheet.Controls.AddListObject(worksheet.Range["$A$1:$B$3", missing], "MyListObject");
    
    
    
  2. Resize the list to include cells A1 through C5.

    
    list1.Resize(worksheet.Range["A1", "C5"]);
    
    
    
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