Resize a Column with the UI

The RadDataGrid control supports manual resizing of the grid columns using a column resize handle. This article describes the options for the column resizing UI.

Display Mode

The display mode of the resize handle can be specified with the ColumnResizeHandleDisplayMode property of the grid. The possible values are:

  • Always: The handle is always visible.
  • OnColumnHeaderActionFlyoutOpen: The handle is displayed only when the column header flyout is open.
  • None: The handle is not visible. This is the default option.

If you set the ColumnResizeHandleDisplayMode to OnColumnHeaderActionFlyoutOpen, you have to also set the ColumnDataOperationsMode property to Flyout.

Column Resize Handle

Here is an example:

<telerikGrid:RadDataGrid ColumnDataOperationsMode="Flyout" ColumnResizeHandleDisplayMode="OnColumnHeaderActionFlyoutOpen"/>

See the full example setup in the Example section of this article.

Disable Resize UI for Specific Columns

The user can disable the resizing UI for specific columns with the CanUserResize column property.

<telerikGrid:DataGridTextColumn PropertyName="Country" Header="Country" CanUserResize="False"/>

See the full example setup below.


To begin this example, we set the ItemsSource of a DataGrid:

this.grid.ItemsSource = new List<Data>
    new Data { Country = "Columbia", Capital = "Bogota" },
    new Data { Country = "Germany", Capital = "Berlin" },
    new Data { Country = "Italy", Capital = "Rome" },
    new Data { Country = "France", Capital = "Paris" },
    new Data { Country = "Bulgaria", Capital = "Sofia" },

Data is our custom class, that represents our objects:

public class Data
    public string Country { get; set; }

    public string Capital { get; set; }

Here's the XAML definition:

<telerikGrid:RadDataGrid x:Name="grid" ColumnDataOperationsMode="Flyout" AutoGenerateColumns="False" ColumnResizeHandleDisplayMode="Always">
        <telerikGrid:DataGridTextColumn PropertyName="Country" Header="Country" CanUserResize="False"/>
        <telerikGrid:DataGridTextColumn PropertyName="Capital" Header="Capital" />


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