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Ian
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Ian asked on 08 Nov 2018, 08:18 AM

Does this control - or any of the other WinForms table-style controls - have the ability to show vertical text?

I have quite large tables, with 50-100 columns, and the column names are 30-80 chars long, so showing them Excel-style with text rotated 90 degrees would be perfect.

I've not found any of the controls which can do this.

Or is there some other way?

Ideally, it would be in this Spreadsheet control, as it seems to be the fastest for loading the kinds of data I'm using.

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Hristo
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answered on 09 Nov 2018, 09:22 AM
Hello Ian,

The RadSpreadsheet control does not currently support vertical text as Excel. I logged a feature request on our feedback portal, here: ADD. RadSpreadsheet - implement text orientation for cell content. I have also updated your Telerik points.

I can suggest using the RadGridView control. Assuming that you would have a text box column with a large header, you can set the WrapText and Multiline properties of the column: 
GridViewTextBoxColumn textBoxColumn = ((GridViewTextBoxColumn)this.radGridView1.Columns["Description"]);
textBoxColumn.HeaderText = "DescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescriptionDescription";
textBoxColumn.Multiline = true;
textBoxColumn.WrapText = true;

Additionally, you may want to auto-size the rows or increase the table header height: 
//this.radGridView1.AutoSizeRows = true;
this.radGridView1.TableElement.TableHeaderHeight = 80;

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Hristo
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answered on 09 Nov 2018, 02:02 PM

Thanks Hristo - I've tried all these options, but the header text has some long expressions, which don't wrap nicely - vertical text seems like the only solution.

Hopefully your developers will pick up the feature request!

Thanks for the advice - great support from Telerik, as always...

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