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DataGridViewColumn.MinimumWidth Property

Gets or sets the minimum width, in pixels, of the column.

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

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of pixels, from 2 to MaxValue, that specifies the minimum width of the column. The default is 5.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value is less than 2 or greater than Int32.MaxValue.

The MinimumWidth property sets a limit on how narrow the column can be resized in the user interface (UI). The Width property can override the MinimumWidth property.

The following code example sets the minimum width of a column. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataGridViewColumn class.

//Set the minimum width. 
private void Button4_Click(object sender,
    System.EventArgs e)
{
    DataGridViewColumn column = dataGridView.Columns[1];
    column.MinimumWidth = 40;
}

.NET Framework

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

.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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