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Column Resizing in JavaScript (ES5) TreeGrid control

08 Feb 2023 / 3 minutes to read

Column width can be resized by clicking and dragging the right edge of the column header. While dragging, the width of the respective column will be resized immediately. Each column can be auto resized by double-clicking the right edge of the column header to fit the width of that column based on the widest cell content. To enable column resize, set the allowResizing property to true.

To use the column resize, inject Resize module in the treegrid.

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ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Resize);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    allowResizing: true,
    height: 315,
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 90 },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></div>        
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>
  • You can disable resizing for a particular column by setting the columns.allowResizing to false.
  • In RTL mode, you can click and drag the left edge of the header cell to resize the column.

Min and max width

Column resize can be restricted between minimum and maximum width by defining the columns->minWidth and columns->maxWidth.

In the following sample, minimum and maximum width are defined for Duration, and Task Name columns.

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ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Resize);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    allowResizing: true,
    height: 315,
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 90 },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', minWidth: 170, maxWidth: 250, width: 180 },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, minWidth: 50, maxWidth: 150,  textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></div>        
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Resize stacked column

Stacked columns can be resized by clicking and dragging the right edge of the stacked column header. While dragging, the width of the respective child columns will be resized at the same time. You can disable resize for particular stacked column by setting allowResizing as false to its columns.

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ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Resize);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: stackedData,
        childMapping: 'subtasks',
        allowResizing: true,
        treeColumnIndex: 1,
        height: 260,
        columns: [
            {
                headerText: 'Order Details', textAlign: 'Center', columns: [
                    { field: 'orderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 90 },
                    { field: 'orderName', headerText: 'Order Name', textAlign: 'Left', width: 170 },
                ]
            },
            {
                headerText: 'Shipment Details', textAlign: 'Center', columns: [
                    { field: 'shipMentCategory', headerText: 'Shipment Category', textAlign: 'Left', width: 90 },
                    { field: 'shippedDate', headerText: 'Shipped Date', textAlign: 'Right', width: 90, format: 'yMd' }
                ]
            }
        ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></div>        
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Touch interaction

When the right edge of the header cell is tapped, a floating handler will be visible over the right border of the column. To resize the column, tap and drag the floating handler as needed.

The following screenshot represents the column resizing in touch device.

Touch interaction image