Spread Windows Forms 13.0 Product Documentation
FarPoint.Win.Spread Assembly / FarPoint.Win.Spread Namespace / Column Class / GetPreferredWidth Method

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    GetPreferredWidth Method
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    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
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