JavaFX TableColumn resize to fit cell content


Question

I'm looking for a way to resize a TableColumn in a TableView so that all of the content is visible in each cell (i.e. no truncation).

I noticed that double clicking on the column divider's does auto fit the column to the contents of its cells. Is there a way to trigger this programmatically?

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4/25/2014 5:12:14 AM

Digging through the javafx source, I found that the actual method called when you click TableView columns divider is

/*
 * FIXME: Naive implementation ahead
 * Attempts to resize column based on the pref width of all items contained
 * in this column. This can be potentially very expensive if the number of
 * rows is large.
 */
@Override protected void resizeColumnToFitContent(TableColumn<T, ?> tc, int maxRows) {
    if (!tc.isResizable()) return;

// final TableColumn<T, ?> col = tc;
    List<?> items = itemsProperty().get();
    if (items == null || items.isEmpty()) return;

    Callback/*<TableColumn<T, ?>, TableCell<T,?>>*/ cellFactory = tc.getCellFactory();
    if (cellFactory == null) return;

    TableCell<T,?> cell = (TableCell<T, ?>) cellFactory.call(tc);
    if (cell == null) return;

    // set this property to tell the TableCell we want to know its actual
    // preferred width, not the width of the associated TableColumnBase
    cell.getProperties().put(TableCellSkin.DEFER_TO_PARENT_PREF_WIDTH, Boolean.TRUE);

    // determine cell padding
    double padding = 10;
    Node n = cell.getSkin() == null ? null : cell.getSkin().getNode();
    if (n instanceof Region) {
        Region r = (Region) n;
        padding = r.snappedLeftInset() + r.snappedRightInset();
    } 

    int rows = maxRows == -1 ? items.size() : Math.min(items.size(), maxRows);
    double maxWidth = 0;
    for (int row = 0; row < rows; row++) {
        cell.updateTableColumn(tc);
        cell.updateTableView(tableView);
        cell.updateIndex(row);

        if ((cell.getText() != null && !cell.getText().isEmpty()) || cell.getGraphic() != null) {
            getChildren().add(cell);
            cell.applyCss();
            maxWidth = Math.max(maxWidth, cell.prefWidth(-1));
            getChildren().remove(cell);
        }
    }

    // dispose of the cell to prevent it retaining listeners (see RT-31015)
    cell.updateIndex(-1);

    // RT-36855 - take into account the column header text / graphic widths.
    // Magic 10 is to allow for sort arrow to appear without text truncation.
    TableColumnHeader header = getTableHeaderRow().getColumnHeaderFor(tc);
    double headerTextWidth = Utils.computeTextWidth(header.label.getFont(), tc.getText(), -1);
    Node graphic = header.label.getGraphic();
    double headerGraphicWidth = graphic == null ? 0 : graphic.prefWidth(-1) + header.label.getGraphicTextGap();
    double headerWidth = headerTextWidth + headerGraphicWidth + 10 + header.snappedLeftInset() + header.snappedRightInset();
    maxWidth = Math.max(maxWidth, headerWidth);

    // RT-23486
    maxWidth += padding;
    if(tableView.getColumnResizePolicy() == TableView.CONSTRAINED_RESIZE_POLICY) {
        maxWidth = Math.max(maxWidth, tc.getWidth());
    }

    tc.impl_setWidth(maxWidth);
}

It's declared in

com.sun.javafx.scene.control.skin.TableViewSkinBase

method signature

protected abstract void resizeColumnToFitContent(TC tc, int maxRows)

Since it's protected, You cannot call it from e.g. tableView.getSkin(), but You can always extend the TableViewSkin overriding only resizeColumnToFitContent method and make it public.

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11/17/2014 10:51:00 AM

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