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Old 10-06-2009
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How to resize cell in DataGridView


I want to resize the height or the size of the cell in DataGridView in VB.Net. Can anybody please provide what are the functions for resizing the cell in DataGridView ?
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Old 10-06-2009
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: How to resize cell in DataGridView

To set the row height in DataGridView, here's the code below -

public void AutoSizeGrid() 
// DataGrid should be bound to a DataTable for this part to 
// work. 
int numRows = ((DataTable)gridTasks.DataSource).Rows.Count; 
Graphics g = Graphics.FromHwnd(gridTasks.Handle); 
StringFormat sf = new StringFormat(StringFormat.GenericTypographic); 
SizeF size; 

// Since DataGridRows[] is not exposed directly by the DataGrid 
// we use reflection to hack internally to it.. There is actually 
// a method get_DataGridRows that returns the collection of rows 
// that is what we are doing here, and casting it to a System.Array 
MethodInfo mi = gridTasks.GetType().GetMethod("get_DataGridRows", 
BindingFlags.FlattenHierarchy | BindingFlags.IgnoreCase | BindingFlags.Instance 
| BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Static); 

System.Array dgra = (System.Array)mi.Invoke(gridTasks,null); 

// Convert this to an ArrayList, little bit easier to deal with 
// that way, plus we can strip out the newrow row. 
ArrayList DataGridRows = new ArrayList(); 
foreach (object dgrr in dgra) 
if (dgrr.ToString().EndsWith("DataGridRelationshipRow")==true) 

// Now loop through all the rows in the grid 
for (int i = 0; i < numRows; ++i) 
// Here we are telling it that the column width is set to 
// 400.. so size will contain the Height it needs to be. 
size = g.MeasureString(gridTasks[i,1].ToString(),gridTasks.Font,400,sf); 
int h = Convert.ToInt32(size.Height); 
// Little extra cellpadding space 
h = h + 8; 

// Now we pick that row out of the DataGridRows[] Array 
// that we have and set it's Height property to what we 
// think it should be. 
PropertyInfo pi = DataGridRows[i].GetType().GetProperty("Height"); 

// I have read here that after you set the Height in this manner that you should 
// Call the DataGrid Invalidate() method, but I haven't seen any prob with not calling it.. 


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Old 10-06-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: How to resize cell in DataGridView

There is an option to resize row to fit the content of the cell in DataGridView 2.0. This will increase the row height.

this.dataGridView1.AutoSizeRowsMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeRowsMode.DisplayedCells;
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Old 10-06-2009
Join Date: May 2008
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Re: How to resize cell in DataGridView

If you want all the rows in your DataGridView to be appeared as the same size, follow the steps -

Step 1: Find out the maximum row height and set the height to DataGridView preferred rowheight
void dataGridView1_RowHeightChanged(object sender, DataGridViewRowEventArgs e)
         int rowHeight = e.Row.Height;
         if (this.dataGridView1.RowTemplate.Height < rowHeight)
            this.dataGridView1.RowTemplate.Height = rowHeight;

Step 2: Set the AutoSizeRowsMode to none,then apply the maximum row height to all the rows
private void dgLocation_RowPostPaint(object sender, DataGridViewRowPostPaintEventArgs e)
         int rowHeight=this.dataGridView1.RowTemplate.Height;
         this.dataGridView1.AutoSizeRowsMode = DataGridViewAutoSizeRowsMode.None;
         int numRows = this.dataGridView1.Rows.Count;
         for (int i = 0; i < numRows; i++)
            this.dataGridView1.Rows[i].Height = rowHeight;
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