Applies to

Visible controls, windows


The Width property specifies the width of a control or window in PowerBuilder units (the maximum value is 32,765).


For the Ribbon ComboBox control, if the AutoScale property is set to True, this property will be ignored; if AutoScale is False, this property will take effect; if AutoScale is False and this property is set to an invalid value (such as 0), the width will be determined by the program.

In a painter

To set the width of a control or window

  • Enter the desired width in the Width edit box on the Other tab page of the object's Properties view, or select the control or window and resize it with your cursor.

In scripts

The Width property takes an integer value specifying the width of an object in PowerBuilder units. The following example sets the width of a DataWindow control dw_1:

dw_1.Width = 750

It is illegal to resize a minimized or maximized sheet or frame. Changing the Width or Height property for a minimized or maximized window is not supported.