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Sizing TStringGrid columns

Sizing TStringGrid columns

Sizing TStringGrid columns

I have a stringgrid that contains text read from a file. The first row are column headings and I want to size the columns so the text fits. The following code creates columns that are about 10% too narrow - any idea how I can get it to fit?

ResultsGrid.Canvas.Font := ResultsGrid.Font;
for Col := 0 to ResultsGrid.ColCount - 1 do
ResultsGrid.ColWidths[col] :=
ResultsGrid.Canvas.TextWidth(ResultsGrid.Cells[Col, 0]);

Delphi XE3.

RE: Sizing TStringGrid columns

Do you want to size the column on the heading or to the largest value width in that column?


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RE: Sizing TStringGrid columns

Size on the heading - I know the heading is always wider than the data which is max a 3 digit integer.

RE: Sizing TStringGrid columns

Can you not simply add an offset? You would want the cols to be a little wider than the text anyway?

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RE: Sizing TStringGrid columns

I can easily make it fit on my computer but will it fit for another user who has changed their DPI setting, or is using large fonts or is using Windows accessibility options? What I do not understand is why the code I posted does not work - in theory it should correctly size the text regardless of any Windows setting the user chooses but there is obviously something else going on and I am hoping somebody can tell me what that is.

RE: Sizing TStringGrid columns

The code is fine, just add an offset (10 pixels should be enough)


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