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Can't force ASP.Net GridView column to fixed width

zipnotic asked
Last Modified: 2020-09-28
I'm new at asp.net and I'm trying to display data in a Grid View control.  The last column contains a series of email addresses separated by commas so it can get long.  I'd like to keep it on 1 line so it doesn't wrap but keep the column to a percentage or fixed pixels.  No matter what I do it always expands to show all of the emails and it stretches off the right side of the screen.  Been looking into all sorts of solutions including CSS which hasn't worked.

Ideally what I'm after is to display the first 25 characters or so and then a ... to signify there are more emails.  Hovering over the field gives a pop up of the whole field or something but maybe I'm too used to WinForms.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my aspx:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title>Going Nutz!!!</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

            <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" BackColor="White" BorderColor="#3366CC" BorderStyle="None" BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="4">
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="RecordID" HeaderText ="ID" SortExpression="RecordID" />
                        <asp:Hyperlinkfield HeaderText ="CaseNo" sortexpression="CaseNo" datatextfield ="CaseNo" NavigateUrl="CLink" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="Status" HeaderText ="Status" sortexpression="Status" >
                        <ItemStyle Wrap="False" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="Type" HeaderText ="Type" sortexpression="Type">
                        <ItemStyle Wrap="False" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="Staff" HeaderText ="Staff" sortexpression="Staff" >
                        <HeaderStyle HorizontalAlign="Center" />
                        <ItemStyle Wrap="False" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="WClass" HeaderText ="WClass" sortexpression="WClass" >
                        <ItemStyle Wrap="False" />

                        <asp:BoundField DataField="First" HeaderText ="First" sortexpression="First" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="Last" HeaderText ="Last" sortexpression="Last"/>
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="DOB" HeaderText ="DOB" sortexpression="DOB" >
                        <ItemStyle Wrap="False" />
                        <asp:BoundField DataField="Emails" HeaderText ="Emails" ItemStyle-Width="400px" FooterStyle-Width="400px" sortexpression="Emails" >
                        <FooterStyle Width="400px"></FooterStyle>
                        <HeaderStyle Width="200px" Wrap="False" />
                        <ItemStyle Width="400px"></ItemStyle>
                <FooterStyle BackColor="#99CCCC" ForeColor="#003399" />
                <HeaderStyle BackColor="#003399" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="#CCCCFF" />
                <PagerStyle ForeColor="#003399" HorizontalAlign="Left" BackColor="#99CCCC" />
                <RowStyle BackColor="White" ForeColor="#003399" />
                <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="#009999" Font-Bold="True" ForeColor="#CCFF99" />
                <SortedAscendingCellStyle BackColor="#EDF6F6" />
                <SortedAscendingHeaderStyle BackColor="#0D4AC4" />
                <SortedDescendingCellStyle BackColor="#D6DFDF" />
                <SortedDescendingHeaderStyle BackColor="#002876" />


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