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DataGridView Column Header Alignment

Posted on 2006-06-14
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I've found a lot of answers on how to align the Header Text for a column but when I set the HeaderText to MiddleRight alignment, there is some sort of padding after the Header text that I can't figure out how to get rid of.  Since this is hard to describe, I've posted a sample picture with the problem circled in red at: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y279/abso_lushen/EESample.jpg

The code I use to Right Align the column is below:
        DataGridView1.Columns(1).HeaderCell.Style.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight 'Aligns the Header Text
        DataGridView1.Columns(1).DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight 'Just aligns the cell contents

I should also mention that I've tried turning EnableHeadersVisualStyles off and that did not solve the problem.  I've also tried TopRight and BottomRight with no change.

Thanks in Advance,
Jon Beck
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There's a space for the up/down arrow for sorting on that column. If you set the "SortMode" to "NotSortable", you will get what you want:

DataGridView1.Columns(1).SortMode = DataGridViewColumnSortMode.NotSortable
DataGridView1.Columns(1).HeaderCell.Style.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight 'Aligns the Header Text
DataGridView1.Columns(1).DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleRight 'Just aligns the cell contents
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Thanks for the answer.  I think the best solution for me is to use the ComponentOne FlexGrid (or similar) since I still need to allow my user to sort by column header.  With the reserved space, narrow columns still look like the column header is left aligned and I know my clients will complain about that.  I think Microsoft came out with a much better DataGridView this time but it's still not quite got the features we need for a few of our apps...  Oh well.  Thanks again.

Jon
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