TableLayoutPanel.GetColumnSpan(Control) Method

Definition

Returns the number of columns spanned by the specified child control.

public:
 int GetColumnSpan(System::Windows::Forms::Control ^ control);
public int GetColumnSpan (System.Windows.Forms.Control control);
member this.GetColumnSpan : System.Windows.Forms.Control -> int

Parameters

control
Control

A child control of the TableLayoutPanel.

Returns

The number of columns spanned by the child control. The default is 1.

Examples

The following code example uses the GetColumnSpan and SetColumnSpan methods to set the width of a Button control in a TableLayoutPanel.

private void toggleSpanBtn_Click(
    System.Object sender, 
    System.EventArgs e)
{
    Control c = this.TableLayoutPanel1.GetControlFromPosition(0, 0);

    if ( c != null )
    {
        int xSpan = this.TableLayoutPanel1.GetColumnSpan(c);
        int ySpan = this.TableLayoutPanel1.GetRowSpan(c);

        if (xSpan>1)
        {
            xSpan = 1;
            ySpan = 1;
        }
        else
        {
            xSpan = 2;
            ySpan = 2;
        }

        this.TableLayoutPanel1.SetColumnSpan(c, xSpan);
        this.TableLayoutPanel1.SetRowSpan(c, ySpan);
    }
}
Private Sub toggleSpanBtn_Click( _
ByVal sender As System.Object, _
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) _
Handles toggleSpanBtn.Click

    Dim c As Control = Me.TableLayoutPanel1.GetControlFromPosition(0, 0)

    If c IsNot Nothing Then

        Dim xSpan As Integer = Me.TableLayoutPanel1.GetColumnSpan(c)
        Dim ySpan As Integer = Me.TableLayoutPanel1.GetRowSpan(c)

        If xSpan > 1 Then

            xSpan = 1
            ySpan = 1

        Else

            xSpan = 2
            ySpan = 2

        End If

        Me.TableLayoutPanel1.SetColumnSpan(c, xSpan)
        Me.TableLayoutPanel1.SetRowSpan(c, ySpan)

    End If

End Sub

Remarks

Column spanning is often useful for positioning a control that is considerably wider than its peers.

This method is called by the ColumnSpan property, which the panel adds to its child controls at design time.

Applies to

See also