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How to create a table with only vertical borders?

It is possible with iText 7 to create a table with vertical lines only?

I have a table with vertical and horizontal lines. But I do not want horizontal line. I want only vertical lines as shown in this example:

table with only vertical borders

Currently, my table code looks like this:


PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(5);
table.AddCell(new Phrase("    SL.NO", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   SUBJECTS", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   MARKS", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   MAX MARK", font1));
table.AddCell(new Phrase("   CLASS AVG", font1));
Posted on StackOverflow on Sep 25, 2015 by Semil Sebastian

You can change the borders of the cells so that they only show the vertical lines. If you are using iText 7 note that now we use Table instead of PdfPTable and Cell instead of PdfPCell.

You should create a Cell instance and set the border to NO_BORDER value, then chose the border type for the left side and use .setBorderLeft() method:

Cell cell = new Cell().add("SL.NO")
            .setBorderLeft(new SolidBorder(1));

In this case, only the left border of the cell will be shown. For the last cell in the row you should also add the right border:

cell.setBorderRight(new SolidBorder(1));

Click this link if you want to see how to answer this question in iText 5.


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