Last Updated: 25 Feb 2017 20:23 by Daniel
Imported User
Created on: 11 Apr 2013 15:22
Category: Grid
Type: Feature Request
Add Min Width Property to Grid Column
Add Min Width Property to Grid Column so that a user can't manually shrink a column beyond a certain width.
Posted on: 25 Feb 2017 20:23

i don't think that feedback should be mark as completed. (See for details here:

"I'm waiting long for this sorely missing feature. Unfortunately this feature is in my opinion incomplete. 
I often have one or more columns with a * width. Then this columns use all additional available space (often text columns with larger text). The negative side of this is, that if the parent container is to small, this columns are invisible. My hope was, that the implementation of a min-width property solves this problem. But it doesn't :("

Posted on: 07 Oct 2016 11:52
Hi everyone,

this is already done and will ship in Q1 2017. Closing now in order to release your votes.
Posted on: 18 Mar 2016 12:43

I have been working on some javascript code that will help achieve this functionality. The motivation behind this was to provide a way in which a command column can be prevented from having its size changed. 

In one regard, this does act as a minimum size for a column, but if the grid were to increase in size, the original size is enforced. This allows for other grid cells to increase in size by a larger amount.

Anyway here is a link to a dojo that shows this code in action:

Note that all columns are required to have a width specified (this effectively becomes a minimum width).

The browser resize event is used to trigger the size recalculation of the grids.

This function supports client detail and grouping.

I have not considered column resizing at this point.

If you have any ideas for improvements then go for it!
Imported User
Posted on: 20 Oct 2015 18:57
Min width is basic property which must be supported by kendo as well.
Imported User
Posted on: 19 Oct 2015 19:44
I second this idea.
Posted on: 19 Oct 2015 16:43
A minimum width for  a grid column is a necessary property. I wish to see it included soon. Very soon.
Imported User
Posted on: 11 Jun 2015 20:23

I'd love to see a setting where you could set a minWidth on grid columns so that they wouldn't disappear if a user resized columns so that the initial column load would fit the grid width.
Posted on: 28 Feb 2014 09:48
We are interested also for this feature. In our grid we have columns that contain icons. These columns should not get smaller than the minimum width for the column. The rest of the columns can resize according to user preferences.