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Aligning checkbox in in a GridCheckBoxColumn

I want my checkbox to show in the upper left corner (with a bit of a margin or padding so it's not touching the borders.

I don't see a way to do it. All the alignment samples and forum answers I've found work seem to only with either images or the text.

How can I do this?

Frankly, it should be a property I can set at design or runtime.

1 Reply

VS Vijayarasan Sivanandham Syncfusion Team April 3, 2023 06:20 PM UTC

Hi Keith A Price,

The GridCheckBoxColumn in SfDataGrid by default displays a checkbox centered in the GridCell. Unfortunately, it is not possible to align the checkbox alone in the column.

However, if you enable the AllowText property, you can display the text along with the checkbox in the GridCheckBoxColumn. In this scenario, you can align the checkbox using the CheckBoxAlignment property in the SfDataGrid.Style.CheckBoxStyle. This property allows you to position the checkbox to the left or right of the cell. By utilizing this property, you can customize the appearance of the checkbox and text in the GridCheckBoxColumn according to your preferences. Refer to the below code snippet,

// Enable the AllowText property for the CheckBoxColumn

(sfDataGrid.Columns["IsShipped"] as GridCheckBoxColumn).AllowText = true;


// Set the CheckBoxAlignment property for the CheckBoxColumn. It will reflect only when AllowText enabled in GridCheckBoxColumn

sfDataGrid.Style.CheckBoxStyle.CheckBoxAlignment = CellCheckBoxAlignment.Left;


UG Link: https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/datagrid/columntypes#text-on-the-check-box-column

Vijayarasan S

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