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Please look at the sql in the related question for more info. Basically I have made the column width to a fixed number(70). It is too small to hold the entire Ip address if each octet is 3 digits. So how can I make the text that appears in the cells smaller? I tried the following, but did not work:
procedure TDNSForm.GatewayGridDrawColumnCell(Sender: TObject;
  const Rect: TRect; DataCol: Integer; Column: TColumn;
  State: TGridDrawState);
begin
  if Column.Field.DataSet.RecNo = 1 then
  (Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas.Font.Color := clMedGray
  else
  //(Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas.Font.Size := 2; // This line did not work either
  Column.Font.Size := 4;
  GatewayGrid.DefaultDrawColumnCell(Rect, DataCol, Column, State);
end;
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Set DBGrid-property DefaultDrawing=false

Call DefaultDrawColumnCell in your OnDrawColumnCell event for all columns, which you don't want to change

Set Canvas.Font.Size for your desired column

You MUST call method Canvas.TextOut() to write your field text into the the cell...



TDBGrid.OnDrawColumnCell Event
http://docs.embarcadero.com/products/rad_studio/delphiAndcpp2009/HelpUpdate2/EN/html/delphivclwin32/DBGrids_TDBGrid_OnDrawColumnCell.html

TCustomDBGrid.DefaultDrawing Property
http://docs.embarcadero.com/products/rad_studio/delphiAndcpp2009/HelpUpdate2/EN/html/delphivclwin32/DBGrids_TCustomDBGrid_DefaultDrawing.html

TCanvas.TextOut Method
http://docs.embarcadero.com/products/rad_studio/delphiAndcpp2009/HelpUpdate2/EN/html/delphivclwin32/Graphics_TCanvas_TextOut.html
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by:QurbanDurrani
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Thanks Thommy. I have left work. I will give your suggestion a shot when I go back to work Monday morning.
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Note that most fonts will not go below FontSize of 8.
If you put in a smaller value than 8, it will just be ignored

Try selecting a font that is already small then set the size to 8
eg
(Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas.Font.Name := Vrinda;
(Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas.Font.Size := 8
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Thanks for your help guys.
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