TableLayoutPanel.ColumnStyles TableLayoutPanel.ColumnStyles TableLayoutPanel.ColumnStyles TableLayoutPanel.ColumnStyles Property

Definition

Gets a collection of column styles for the TableLayoutPanel.

public:
 property System::Windows::Forms::TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection ^ ColumnStyles { System::Windows::Forms::TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection ColumnStyles { get; }
member this.ColumnStyles : System.Windows.Forms.TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection
Public ReadOnly Property ColumnStyles As TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection

Property Value

Examples

The following code example sets the ColumnStyle properties of each column when a Button is clicked.

  private void toggleColumnStylesBtn_Click(
System.Object sender, 
System.EventArgs e)
  {
TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection styles = 
	this.TableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles;

      foreach( ColumnStyle style in styles )
      {
          if( style.SizeType == SizeType.Absolute )
          {
              style.SizeType = SizeType.AutoSize;
          }
          else if( style.SizeType == SizeType.AutoSize )
          {
              style.SizeType = SizeType.Percent;

              // Set the column width to be a percentage
              // of the TableLayoutPanel control's width.
              style.Width = 33;
          }
          else
          {
              // Set the column width to 50 pixels.
              style.SizeType = SizeType.Absolute;
              style.Width = 50;
          }
      }
  }
Private Sub toggleColumnStylesBtn_Click( _
ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Handles toggleColumnStylesBtn.Click

    Dim styles As TableLayoutColumnStyleCollection = _
    Me.TableLayoutPanel1.ColumnStyles

    For Each style As ColumnStyle In styles

        If style.SizeType = SizeType.Absolute Then

            style.SizeType = SizeType.AutoSize

        ElseIf style.SizeType = SizeType.AutoSize Then

            style.SizeType = SizeType.Percent

            ' Set the column width to be a percentage
            ' of the TableLayoutPanel control's width.
            style.Width = 33

        Else

            ' Set the column width to 50 pixels.
            style.SizeType = SizeType.Absolute
            style.Width = 50

        End If

    Next

End Sub

Remarks

Use the ColumnStyles property to access the style properties of specific columns. You can use members of the ColumnStyle class to set the characteristics of individual columns in the table.

When the TableLayoutPanel control arranges its columns, it assigns priorities to each ColumnStyle in the following order:

  1. Columns with ColumnStyle set to Absolute are considered first, and their fixed widths are allocated.

  2. Columns with ColumnStyle set to AutoSize are sized to their contents.

  3. Remaining space is divided among columns with ColumnStyle set to Percent.

Applies to

See also