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I have created an asp.net gridview. I don't want cellspacing and my cellpadding=1. I want to keep the vertical space narrow, but I need more space between columns horizontally. They are too close together.

Is there a way to do that?

thanks!
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by:samtran0331
ID: 20374833
basically, you want to set the row height right?
        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" DataKeyNames="CustomerID"
            DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" EmptyDataText="There are no data records to display." AlternatingRowStyle-Height="50px" RowStyle-Height="50px">
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by:Starr Duskk
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See title. LOL. Sorry, but no, I want gridview horizontal spacing....

>> I need more space between columns horizontally. They are too close together.
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by:Starr Duskk
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I ended up creating a padding class:

.gridPadder
{
    padding: 0, 5px, 0, 5px;
}
and adding it to each TemplateField that needs padding:

<HeaderStyle CssClass="gridPadder" />

I tried adding it to the gridview Headerstyle, but that didn't work.

My headers are wider than my text, so it works just there. If my item were wider, I'd have to add it there:

<ItemStyle HorizontalAlign="Center" CssClass="gridPadder" />
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by:samtran0331
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I get my horizontal/vertical mixed up sometimes...let me test the CssClass route, but you can still force the width:

        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" DataKeyNames="CustomerID"
            DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" EmptyDataText="There are no data records to display." AlternatingRowStyle-Height="50px" RowStyle-Height="50px">
            <Columns>
                <asp:BoundField DataField="CustomerID" HeaderText="CustomerID" ReadOnly="True" SortExpression="CustomerID" ItemStyle-Width="300px" />
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by:Starr Duskk
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Well, that's nice to know. But I do want it padded based on the width of the text but a bit wider so the columns don't butt together.

Maybe we crossed paths, but I did find a solution.

If you have a more graceful one that calls for padding in the control to apply throughout that would be great. But looks like there is no such thing.

thanks.
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by:Starr Duskk
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sam tran,

btw, did you see  my comment on:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/Q_22985466.html

I don't know how to "reach" you otherwise I'd sent this private.

thanks.
btw, we have a nascar race track down the road from us too. vroom. argh.
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>>If you have a more graceful one that calls for padding in the control to apply throughout that would be great. But looks like there is no such thing.

My current job requires high cross browser compatability, and even with CSS...once it gets too complicated, I end up getting mixed results viewing on IE vs. FF vs. Opera vs. Safari

As far as I know, you're right, with gridviews there is no such thing that is "graceful".
It's the opposite of graceful, brute force...I've had really picky clients and usually what I end up doing is not padding the gridview, but padding the data.
either in the itemdatabound: e.item.dataitem("somefield").tostring.padright(5," ")
or in the aspx or even in the sql

>>I don't know how to "reach" you otherwise I'd sent this private.
If it's relevant to the question, the best place is to leave it in the question, it might help someone in the future.
But if you feel it's something that needs to be private, use my EE email, it's my username @ the EE domain

>>we have a nascar race track down the road from us too.
I've heard the only interview question for nascar is:
"Can you go straight and turn left?"
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