Blazor Grid Column Resizing Overview

    With deferred grid column resizing, the user will see a temporary resize indicator while the Blazor drag resizing operation is in effect. In the IgbGrid, new column width is applied once the drag operation has ended.

    Blazor Grid Column Resizing Example

    Column resizing is also enabled per-column level, meaning that the IgbGrid can have a mix of resizable and non-resizable columns. This is done via the Resizable input of the IgbColumn.

    <IgbColumn Field="ID" Resizable=true Width="100px"></IgbColumn>

    You can subscribe to the ColumnResized event of the IgbGrid to implement some custom logic when a column is resized. Both, previous and new column widths, as well as the IgbColumn object, are exposed through the event arguments.

    <IgbGrid Data=data AutoGenerate=false ColumnResized="onResize">
        <IgbColumn Field="ID" Resizable=true Width="100px"></IgbColumn>
        <IgbColumn Field="CompanyName" Resizable=true Width="100px"></IgbColumn>
    @code {
        private void onResize(IgbColumnResizeEventArgs args)
            IgbColumnType col = args.Detail.Column;
            string pWidth = args.Detail.PrevWidth;
            string nWidth = args.Detail.NewWidth;

    Resizing Columns in Pixels/Percentages

    Depending on the user scenario, the column width may be defined in pixels, percentages or a mix of both. All these scenarios are supported by the Column Resizing feature. By default if a column does not have width set, it fits the available space with width set in pixels.

    This means that the following configuration is possible:

    <IgbGrid Data=data AutoGenerate=false ColumnResized="onResize">
        <IgbColumn Field="ID" Resizable=true Width="10%"></IgbColumn>
        <IgbColumn Field="CompanyName" Resizable=true Width="100px"></IgbColumn>
        <IgbColumn Field="ContactTitle" Resizable=true></IgbColumn>

    [!Note] There is a slight difference in the way resizing works for columns set in pixels and percentages.


    Resizing columns with width in pixels works by directly adding or subtracting the horizontal amount of the mouse movement from the size of the column.


    When resizing columns with width in percentages, the horizontal amount of the mouse movement in pixels translates roughly to its percentage amount relative to the grid width. The columns remain responsive and any future grid resizing will still reflect on the columns as well.

    Restrict Column Resizing

    You can also configure the minimum and maximum allowable column widths. This is done via the MinWidth and MaxWidth inputs of the IgbColumn. In this case the resize indicator drag operation is restricted to notify the user that the column cannot be resized outside the boundaries defined by MinWidth and MaxWidth.

    <IgbColumn Field="ContactTitle" Resizable=true Width="100px" MinWidth="60px" MaxWidth="230px"></IgbColumn>

    Mixing the minimum and maximum column width value types (pixels or percentages) is allowed. If the values set for minimum and maximum are set to percentages, the respective column size will be limited to those exact sizes similar to pixels.

    This means the following configurations are possible:

    <IgbColumn Field="ContactTitle" Resizable=true Width="10%" MinWidth="60px" MaxWidth="230px"></IgbColumn>


    <IgbColumn Field="ID" Resizable=true Width="100px" MinWidth="5%" MaxWidth="15%"></IgbColumn>

    Auto-Size Columns on Double Click

    Each column can be auto sized by double clicking the right side of the header - the column will be sized to the longest currently visible cell value, including the header itself. This behavior is enabled by default, no additional configuration is needed. However, the column will not be auto-sized in case MaxWidth is set on that column and the new width exceeds that MaxWidth value. In this case the column will be sized according to preset MaxWidth value.

    You can also auto-size a column dynamically using the exposed Autosize method on IgbColumn.

    @code {
        private IgbGrid gridRef;
        protected void OnInitialize()
            IgbColumn column = gridRef.Columns.Where((col) => { return col.Field == "ID"; }).FirstOrDefault();

    Auto-Size Columns on Initialization

    Each column can be set to auto-size on initialization by setting Width to 'auto':

    <IgbColumn Width="auto"></IgbColumn>

    When the column is first initialized in the view it resolves its width to the size of the longest visible cell or header. Note that cells that are outside of the visible rows are not included.

    This approach is more performance optimized than auto-sizing post initialization and is recommended especially in cases where you need to auto-size a large number of columns.


    In addition to the predefined themes, the grid could be further customized by setting some of the available CSS Properties. In case you would like to change some of the colors, you need to set an ID for the grid first:

    <IgbGrid Id="grid"></IgbGrid>

    Then set the related CSS properties for that class:

    #grid {
        --resize-line-color: #0288D1;

    Styling Example


    In addition to the predefined themes, the grid could be further customized by setting some of the available CSS properties. In case you would like to change the color of the resize handle, you need to set a class for the grid first:

    <IgbGrid Class="grid"></IgbGrid>

    Then set the related CSS property for that class:

    .grid {
        --ig-grid-resize-line-color: #f35b04;


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