FromPoints

PreferredWidth.FromPoints method

A creation method that returns a new instance that represents a preferred width specified using a number of points.

public static PreferredWidth FromPoints(double points)
Parameter Type Description
points Double The value must be from 0 to 22 inches (22 * 72 points).

Examples

Shows how to use unit conversion tools while specifying a preferred width for a cell.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

Table table = builder.StartTable();
builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth = PreferredWidth.FromPoints(ConvertUtil.InchToPoint(3));
builder.InsertCell();

Assert.AreEqual(216.0d, table.FirstRow.FirstCell.CellFormat.PreferredWidth.Value);

Shows how to set a preferred width for table cells.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);
Table table = builder.StartTable();

// There are two ways of applying the "PreferredWidth" class to table cells.
// 1 -  Set an absolute preferred width based on points:
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth = PreferredWidth.FromPoints(40);
builder.CellFormat.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = Color.LightYellow;
builder.Writeln($"Cell with a width of {builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth}.");

// 2 -  Set a relative preferred width based on percent of the table's width:
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth = PreferredWidth.FromPercent(20);
builder.CellFormat.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = Color.LightBlue;
builder.Writeln($"Cell with a width of {builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth}.");

builder.InsertCell();

// A cell with no preferred width specified will take up the rest of the available space.
builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth = PreferredWidth.Auto;

// Each configuration of the "PreferredWidth" property creates a new object.
Assert.AreNotEqual(table.FirstRow.Cells[1].CellFormat.PreferredWidth.GetHashCode(),
    builder.CellFormat.PreferredWidth.GetHashCode());

builder.CellFormat.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = Color.LightGreen;
builder.Writeln("Automatically sized cell.");

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.InsertCellsWithPreferredWidths.docx");

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