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problem seeting maximum width to gridview coumn

I have a gridview and I want to fix the column size to a certain size regardless of the length of the data in a given cell.
I have tried everythign I can think of from



to setting the length of the lblContol in the template but no matter what I do the column size automatically increases beyond my fixed size to meet the size of the longest cell in the bound datatable.

Anyone have any ideas?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Roshan Davis

this liks solved the same problem http://forums.asp.net/t/1213513.aspx

the comment is

You do not need to write any code behind.

GridView will render itself as html element.

So you can write one file named abc.css.



Then all you need to do is to reference it from aspx file using <link href="abc.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

Ive already seen that link and it doesnt make any sense.

Im talking about a gridview how does

<link href="abc.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

cause a gridview column to have a fixed column width.

a <link href /> isnt a gridview
Roshan Davis

will this work for you? I mean using a template field
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maybe I am missing something here.. I just dont understand how you are getting the gridview to reference the css file to apply the style given the examples above..nowhere do I see any reference to the css file in teh gridview or any of the item templates.

AM I just being blind or obtuse?