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DataGridView.AutoResizeColumnHeadersHeight Method (Boolean, Boolean)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Adjusts the height of the column headers to fit their contents, optionally calculating the height with the expectation that the column and/or row header widths will subsequently be adjusted.

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

protected void AutoResizeColumnHeadersHeight (
	bool fixedRowHeadersWidth,
	bool fixedColumnsWidth
protected void AutoResizeColumnHeadersHeight (
	boolean fixedRowHeadersWidth, 
	boolean fixedColumnsWidth
protected function AutoResizeColumnHeadersHeight (
	fixedRowHeadersWidth : boolean, 
	fixedColumnsWidth : boolean



true to calculate the new height based on the current width of the row headers; false to calculate the height with the expectation that the row headers width will also be adjusted.


true to calculate the new height based on the current column widths; false to calculate the height with the expectation that the column widths will also be adjusted.

This method is useful if you want to control when the column headers resize. The height of the column headers is adjusted only once per method call; if the contents of the column headers later change, the column headers will not automatically adjust. To set the column headers to automatically resize when their contents change, use the ColumnHeadersHeightSizeMode property.

For cell contents to wrap onto multiple lines when the column headers are resized, the cell style in effect for the cell must have a WrapMode property value of True.

This overload is protected and is designed to enable you to achieve ideal cell height-to-width ratios in a derived DataGridView class. If the fixedColumnsWidth or fixedRowHeadersWidth parameters are false, the height of the column headers will be calculated with the expectation that you will call the methods such as AutoResizeColumns and AutoResizeRowHeadersWidth next.

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0