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Programmatically set colum width on RadGrid

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Michael
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Michael asked on 07 Oct 2011, 12:49 PM
I am trying to set the size of the columns on my radgrid to no avail. From reading the documentation and online the following should suffice but it makes no difference whatsoever:

 

 

GridColumn gridCol = radgrdResultDetail.MasterTableView.GetColumn("Description");
 gridCol.HeaderStyle.Width = System.Web.UI.WebControls.Unit.Pixel(500);

 

 

I have put this in the pre_render method like advised but the columns do not change size. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Micahel

 

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Princy
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answered on 10 Oct 2011, 04:54 AM
Hello Micheal,

Try the following code snippet to programmatically set column width on RadGrid columns.
C#:
protected void RadGrid1_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    RadGrid1.MasterTableView.GetColumn("LastName").HeaderStyle.Width = Unit.Pixel(500);
}

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answered on 10 Oct 2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks you, that has woked to a certain degree. When i try to set a column width smaller than 80px it does not work, it stays at a larger width (this is not defined anywhere so i'm confused as to why it would do this). Is there a way i can explicity define the widths of each of my columns?
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answered on 11 Oct 2011, 08:27 AM
Hello Michael,

I believe the following information will be useful for you:

http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/aspnet/grid/best-practice-for-grid-and-column-widths.aspx#1214355

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Pavlina
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answered on 10 Oct 2014, 03:33 PM
The link

http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/aspnet/grid/best-practice-for-grid-and-column-widths.aspx#1214355

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Pavlina
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answered on 13 Oct 2014, 10:30 PM
Hi,

Indeed the forum thread is no longer available, please excuse us for the inconvenience caused.

Regarding the issue with the column width - the most common reason for a column to appear a lot wider than expected is that you have set explicit pixel widths to all columns, but the RadGrid control is wider than the sum of all column widths. In this case you should leave at least one column with no width. Note that setting RadGrid column widths should be done only with HeaderStyle.Width

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Pavlina
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