Spread Windows Forms 12.0 Product Documentation
GetPreferredWidth Method

FarPoint.Win.Spread Assembly > FarPoint.Win.Spread Namespace > Column Class : GetPreferredWidth Method
Gets the minimum width necessary to display all the text within the specified column.
Public Function GetPreferredWidth() As Single
Dim instance As Column
Dim value As Single
value = instance.GetPreferredWidth()
public float GetPreferredWidth()

Return Value


For text cells or header cells with text, be sure that you turn off word wrapping by setting the WordWrap property for that text cell or header cell to false.

Column widths can be based on the data in the cells using this method or SheetView.GetPreferredColumnWidth method. For more information, see Resizing the Row and Column to Fit the Data.

This example determines the width of the column based on the text in the first cell.
FarPoint.Win.Spread.Column col;
float size;
col = fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.Columns[0];
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.Cells[0, 0].Text = "This text will be used to determine the width of the column";
size = col.GetPreferredWidth();
col.Width = size;
Dim col As FarPoint.Win.Spread.Column
Dim size As Single
col = fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.Columns(0)
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.Cells(0, 0).Text = "This text will be used to determine the width of the column"
size = col.GetPreferredWidth()
col.Width = size
See Also


Column Class
Column Members
GetPreferredColumnWidth Method

User-Task Documentation

Resizing the Row or Column to Fit the Data