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Vb.net datagrid multiline column header

Posted on 2006-04-11
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
  I am developing a vb.net windows application. I have formatted the datagrid colums using datagridtextboxcolumn . My column headertext  are long . so how to make columnheader multiline?

Question by:sgs1970
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Bob Learned earned 1000 total points
ID: 16435795
Here is a VB.NET custom DataGrid control, converted from a CodeProject C# control, and modified to have HeaderLines instead of pixels:

' Source:
' http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/SizableColumnHdrDataGrid.asp

Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Reflection

Public Class SizableHeaderDataGrid
  Inherits DataGrid

  Private _headerLines As Single = 1.0

  <Description("Get/Set the factor for the scaling the header row"), _
   Category("Layout"), DefaultValue(1.0)> _
  Public Property HeaderLines() As Single
      Return _headerLines
    End Get
    Set(ByVal Value As Single)
      _headerLines = Value
      OnLayout(New LayoutEventArgs(Me, "HeaderLines"))
    End Set
  End Property  'HeaderLines

  Protected Overloads Overrides Sub OnLayout(ByVal levent As LayoutEventArgs)
  End Sub  'OnLayout

  Protected Overloads Overrides Sub OnPaint(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)
  End Sub  'OnPaint

  Private Sub SetColumnHeaderSize()
    If Me.HeaderLines > 0 Then
      Dim [myClass] As New DataGrid
      Dim headerFontHeight As FieldInfo = [myClass].GetType.GetField("headerFontHeight", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)
      If Not (headerFontHeight Is Nothing) Then
        Dim height As Int32 = Me.Font.Height * Me.HeaderLines
        If Me.HeaderLines > 1 Then
          headerFontHeight.SetValue(Me, height)
        End If
      End If
    End If
  End Sub  'SetColumnHeaderSize

End Class


After adding this control to your form, just set the HeaderLines property to >1, and put a vbLf to word wrap the header.


Author Comment

ID: 16467255
I haven't tested as I am with some other assignment. But answers in the past and the profile of Mr.Bob gives me the confidence to accept his answer  without verification

   Thank you,

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