TextBox.ColumnWidth property (Access)

Use the ColumnWidth property to specify the width of a column in Datasheet view. Read/write Integer.



expression A variable that represents a TextBox object.


In Visual Basic, the ColumnWidth property setting is an Integer value that represents the column width in twips. You can specify a width or use one of the following predefined settings.

Setting Description
0 Hides the column.
-1 (Default) Sizes the column to the default width.
-2 Sizes the column to fit the width of the displayed text.

The ColumnWidth property applies to all fields in Datasheet view and to form controls when the form is in Datasheet view.

Setting this property to 0, or resizing the field to a zero width in Datasheet view, sets the field's ColumnHidden property to True (-1) and hides the field in Datasheet view.

Setting a field's ColumnHidden property to False (0) restores the field's ColumnWidth property to the value it had before the field was hidden. For example, if the ColumnWidth property was 1 prior to the field being hidden by setting the property to 0, changing the field's ColumnHidden property to False resets the ColumnWidth to 1.

Setting the ColumnWidth property for a field when the field's ColumnHidden property is set to True has no effect.


This example takes effect in Datasheet view of the open Customers form. It sets the row height to 450 twips and sizes the column to fit the size of the visible text.

Forms![Customers].RowHeight = 450 
Forms![Customers]![Address].ColumnWidth = -2

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