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DataGridView.AutoResizeColumn Method (Int32)

Adjusts the width of the specified column to fit the contents of all its cells, including the header cell.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub AutoResizeColumn ( _
	columnIndex As Integer _
)

Parameters

columnIndex
Type: System.Int32

The index of the column to resize.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

columnIndex is not in the valid range of 0 to the number of columns minus 1.

This method is useful if you want to control when a column resizes. The column width is adjusted only once per method call; if the contents of the column later change, the column will not automatically adjust. To resize all columns, use the AutoResizeColumns method. To set the column to automatically resize whenever its contents change, use the AutoSizeColumnsMode property or the column AutoSizeMode property.

For more information about programmatic resizing, see Sizing Options in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example uses this method to make the column width large enough to accommodate a new cell value. This example is part of a larger example available in How to: Manipulate Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

' Give cheescake excellent rating. 
Private Sub Button8_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button8.Click

    UpdateStars(dataGridView.Rows(4), "******************")
End Sub 

Private ratingColumn As Integer = 3

Private Sub UpdateStars(ByVal row As DataGridViewRow, _
    ByVal stars As String)

    row.Cells(ratingColumn).Value = stars

    ' Resize the column width to account for the new value.
    row.DataGridView.AutoResizeColumn(ratingColumn, _
        DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.DisplayedCells)

End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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