Align ASP.NET GridView Column Text

Continuing my ASP.NET GridView Tips and Tricks series, this post shows how to align the text of a column to the right.

ASP.NET GridView contains a wealth of properties to modify its look and feel. One such property is the GridView ItemStyle property that governs the appearance of any text data displayed in the GridView using a DataControlField.

By default, the text data is left aligned as shown below:


If you want to right align the numeric fields like PricePerUnit and StockQty, then here’s how to use the ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign property to do so:







Observe how the text of the PricePerUnit and StockQty columns is right aligned now.

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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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