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Posted 16 Apr 2008

NoWrap in an ASP.NET DataGrid

, 16 Apr 2008 CPOL
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Implementing NoWrap in an ASP.NET DataGrid.


Today I had big trouble with text wrapping in an ASP.NET DataGrid. No matter what I did in the CSS, the grid's <td>/<tr> came out like this:

Scratching my head

So I scratched my head for a while, Googled a bit, and tried HttpUtility.HtmlEncode. No success. It does not convert a space to a non-breaking space. So I scratched again and then added this code in a module:

Option Strict On
Option Explicit On
Imports System.Runtime.CompilerServices

Module Extensions

  < Extension() > _
  Public Function SpaceToNbsp(ByVal s As String) As String
    Dim space As String = " "
    Return s.Replace(" ", space)
  End Function

End Module

In the code above:

Dim space As String = " "

should be

Dim space As String = ""&nbsp;""

Then I wrote this code:

row("Borgnummer") = i.OrgNummer.Text & " / ".SpaceToNbsp & i.PersNummer.Text

Voila! It came out just as I wanted:


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Generalyou can use nobr tag in a template column to achive this Pin
D.Sridhar17-Apr-08 4:14
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GeneralMaybe this... Pin
digital man16-Apr-08 4:35
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GeneralRe: Maybe this... Pin
kurtsune16-Apr-08 9:14
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GeneralThis can work too Pin
leppie16-Apr-08 4:10
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GeneralRe: This can work too Pin
kurtsune16-Apr-08 9:15
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