ColumnWidth Property

ListBox.ColumnWidth Property

 

Gets or sets the width of columns in a multicolumn ListBox.

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

Public Property ColumnWidth As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The width, in pixels, of each column in the control. The default is 0.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

A value less than zero is assigned to the property.

If you set the value to zero (0), a default width is assigned to each column. If the ListBox is a multicolumn ListBox, this property returns the current width of each column in the list. You can use this property to ensure that each column in a multicolumn ListBox can properly display its items.

The following code example demonstrates a simple two-column ListBox.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public Class Form1
   Inherits Form
   Private listBox1 As ListBox


   Public Sub New()
      InitializeComponent()
   End Sub

   <STAThread()>  _
   Shared Sub Main()
      Application.EnableVisualStyles()
      Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(False)
      Application.Run(New Form1())
   End Sub

   Private Sub InitializeComponent()
      Me.listBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.ListBox()
      Me.SuspendLayout()
      ' 
      ' listBox1
      ' 
      Me.listBox1.FormattingEnabled = True
      Me.listBox1.HorizontalScrollbar = True
      Me.listBox1.Items.AddRange(New Object() {"Item 1, column 1", "Item 2, column 1", "Item 3, column 1", "Item 4, column 1", "Item 5, column 1", "Item 1, column 2", "Item 2, column 2", "Item 3, column 2"})
      Me.listBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
      Me.listBox1.MultiColumn = True
      Me.listBox1.Name = "listBox1"
      Me.listBox1.ScrollAlwaysVisible = True
      Me.listBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(120, 95)
      Me.listBox1.TabIndex = 0
      Me.listBox1.ColumnWidth = 85
      ' 
      ' Form1
      ' 
      Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 273)
      Me.Controls.Add(listBox1)
      Me.Name = "Form1"
      Me.ResumeLayout(False)
   End Sub
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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