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Width Property
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ColumnHeader.Width Property

Gets or sets the width of the column.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property Width As Integer
[C#]
public int Width {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property int get_Width();
public: __property void set_Width(int);
[JScript]
public function get Width() : int;
public function set Width(int);

Property Value

The width of the column, in pixels.

Remarks

This property enables you to set the Width of the ColumnHeader. The ColumnHeader can be set to adjust at run time to the column contents or heading. To adjust the width of the longest item in the column, set the Width property to -1. To autosize to the width of the column heading, set the Width property to -2.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following code example demonstrates initializing a ListView control. The example creates ColumnHeader objects and sets the Text, TextAlign and Width properties. The example also adds items and subitems to the ListView. To run this example paste the following code in a form and call the PopulateListView method from the form's constructor or Load method.

[Visual Basic] 
Private Sub PopulateListView()
    ListView1.Width = 270
    ListView1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(10, 10)

    ' Declare and construct the ColumnHeader objects.
    Dim header1, header2 As ColumnHeader
    header1 = New ColumnHeader
    header2 = New ColumnHeader

    ' Set the text, alignment and width for each column header.
    header1.Text = "File name"
    header1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left
    header1.Width = 70

    header2.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left
    header2.Text = "Location"
    header2.Width = 200

    ' Add the headers to the ListView control.
    ListView1.Columns.Add(header1)
    ListView1.Columns.Add(header2)

    ' Populate the ListView.Items property.
    ' Set the directory to the sample picture directory.
    Dim dirInfo As New System.IO.DirectoryInfo _
        ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users" _
        & "\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures")
    Dim file As System.IO.FileInfo

    ' Get the .jpg files from the directory
    Dim files() As System.io.FileInfo = dirInfo.GetFiles("*.jpg")

    ' Add each file name and full name including path
    ' to the ListView.
    If Not (files Is Nothing) Then
        For Each file In files
            Dim item As New ListViewItem(file.Name)
            item.SubItems.Add(file.FullName)
            ListView1.Items.Add(item)
        Next
    End If
End Sub

[C#] 
private void PopulateListView()
{
    ListView1.Width = 270;
    ListView1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(10, 10);

    // Declare and construct the ColumnHeader objects.
    ColumnHeader header1, header2;
    header1 = new ColumnHeader();
    header2 = new ColumnHeader();

    // Set the text, alignment and width for each column header.
    header1.Text = "File name";
    header1.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
    header1.Width = 70;

    header2.TextAlign = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
    header2.Text = "Location";
    header2.Width = 200;

    // Add the headers to the ListView control.
    ListView1.Columns.Add(header1);
    ListView1.Columns.Add(header2);

    // Populate the ListView.Items property.
    // Set the directory to the sample picture directory.
    System.IO.DirectoryInfo dirInfo = 
        new System.IO.DirectoryInfo(
        "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users" +
        "\\Documents\\My Pictures\\Sample Pictures");
    

    // Get the .jpg files from the directory
    System.IO.FileInfo[] files = dirInfo.GetFiles("*.jpg");

    // Add each file name and full name including path
    // to the ListView.
    if (files != null)
    {
        foreach ( System.IO.FileInfo file in files )
        {
            ListViewItem item = new ListViewItem(file.Name);
            item.SubItems.Add(file.FullName);
            ListView1.Items.Add(item);
        }
    }
}

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

ColumnHeader Class | ColumnHeader Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace

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