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Resizable ASP.NET Gridview Columns using Jquery

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This tip explains how to use jQuery's plug-in colResizable to implement client-side column resizing in an ASP.NET GridView.

Introduction

This tip explains how to use jQuery's plug-in colResizable to implement client-side column resizing in an ASP.NET GridView.

Using the Code

In addition to colResizable, I also use Jquery cookie plugin to store columns width in a cookie, so that ASP.NET postback won't reset column width. Now, download and include the jQuery, cookie and colResizable JavaScript files as follows:

<script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/jquery-latest.js"/>
<script src="/Scripts/colResizable-1.3.min.js" type="text/javascript"/>
<script src="/Scripts/jquery.cookie.js" type="text/javascript"/>  

Initialize the table width from cookie and colResizable plugin when the document is ready, using the code below:

$(document).ready(function() 
{ 
    if ($.cookie('colWidth') != null) {
        var columns = $.cookie('colWidth').split(',');
        var i = 0;
        $('.GridViewStyle th').each(function () {
            $(this).width(columns[i++]);
        });
    }
 
    $(".GridViewStyle").colResizable({
        liveDrag: true,
        gripInnerHtml: "<div class='grip'></div>",
        draggingClass: "dragging",
        onResize: onSampleResized
    }); }); 

A callback function onSampleResized will be fired when the user has ended dragging a column anchor altering the previous table layout. It will read columns width and store them in a cookie.

var onSampleResized = function (e) {
    var columns = $(e.currentTarget).find("th");
    var msg = "";
    columns.each(function () { msg += $(this).width() + ","; })
    $.cookie("colWidth", msg);
};  

Here is an ASP.NET Gridview.

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" 
DataKeyNames="Id" GridLines="None" CssClass="GridViewStyle">
<Columns>
......
...... 
<Columns>
</asp:GridView> 

The final output can be seen here:

Summary

This tip showed how to Resize ASP.NET gridview using Jquery.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Farooq Kaiser
Software Developer (Senior) http://www.Fairnet.com
Canada Canada
12+ years of complete software development life cycle experience for web based applications and multi-tier client-server desktop, primarily using LINQ, WCF, WWF, C#, ASP.NET, XML, XSLT, AJAX, Winforms,Visual Basic, JavaScript, JQuery, Google APIs, C++, VB.NET, C, ATL/COM, Open XML. Extensively involved in the requirement analysis, feasibility study, conceptualization, planning, architecture/design, configuration, development, quality assurance, implementation and release of the software products.

Comments and Discussions

 
Questionhow to resize particular columns only..i don't want to resize all columns.. Pin
bogala.net28-Dec-14 16:08
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Questionhow to do column resizing when paging Pin
amnk.info23-Nov-14 16:55
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QuestionResizing Columns Pin
ShaHam1120-Nov-13 0:07
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Questionabout gridview resizing Pin
kamleshnada18-Feb-13 19:25
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QuestionHow to reset the gridview columns to its default size on double clicking to the gridview lines? Pin
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QuestionDoesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
yashugg6-Feb-13 18:03
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AnswerRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
GNDNeth9-Jan-14 15:48
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Questionadjusting gridview width manually by the user Pin
aassaahh6-Oct-12 7:54
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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
Sanjay K. Gupta17-Sep-12 3:03
memberSanjay K. Gupta17-Sep-12 3:03 
QuestionDoesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
Steverey422-Aug-12 20:27
memberSteverey422-Aug-12 20:27 
AnswerRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
Steverey427-Aug-12 12:41
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GeneralRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
yashugg6-Feb-13 18:02
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GeneralRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
j chakradhar rao25-Mar-13 4:08
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GeneralRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
mac_sak26-Nov-13 20:18
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GeneralRe: Doesn't work after asynchronous postback when the GridView is in an UpdatePanel Pin
zainulaabdin8-Mar-14 17:07
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QuestionThis script wont works on FF 13.0.0.1 Pin
Member 806778926-Jun-12 23:36
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AnswerRe: This script wont works on FF 13.0.0.1 Pin
Farooq Kaiser27-Jun-12 7:28
memberFarooq Kaiser27-Jun-12 7:28 
QuestionGreat idea! my vote of 5! but little problems on resizing TemplateFields Pin
stefan999913-Jun-12 0:47
memberstefan999913-Jun-12 0:47 
QuestionGood code!! can these be used with multiple girds on page. Pin
Member 45166824-Jun-12 10:51
memberMember 45166824-Jun-12 10:51 
AnswerRe: Good code!! can these be used with multiple girds on page. Pin
Farooq Kaiser4-Jun-12 11:40
memberFarooq Kaiser4-Jun-12 11:40 
QuestionGreat idea! 5 from me Pin
gstolarov24-Apr-12 7:49
membergstolarov24-Apr-12 7:49 
GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
FrewCen15-Apr-12 3:45
memberFrewCen15-Apr-12 3:45 
QuestionCan you attach source code Pin
Dorababu74313-Apr-12 19:12
memberDorababu74313-Apr-12 19:12 
AnswerRe: Can you attach source code Pin
Farooq Kaiser14-Apr-12 12:46
memberFarooq Kaiser14-Apr-12 12:46 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Justin Cooney13-Apr-12 13:57
memberJustin Cooney13-Apr-12 13:57 

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