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DataGridViewCell Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Represents an individual cell in a DataGridView control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public abstract class DataGridViewCell : DataGridViewElement, ICloneable, IDisposable
public abstract class DataGridViewCell extends DataGridViewElement implements ICloneable, IDisposable
public abstract class DataGridViewCell extends DataGridViewElement implements ICloneable, IDisposable

The DataGridViewCell class represents an individual cell in a DataGridView control. You can retrieve cells through the Cells collection of a DataGridViewRow.

The row and column for a DataGridViewCell identify the cell's location in the DataGridView. A typical cell contains data specific to the row and column in which it is contained. The cell can be customized in a number of ways by setting its properties and handling the events associated with it.

Notes to Inheritors When you derive from DataGridViewCell and add new properties to the derived class, be sure to override the Clone method to copy the new properties during cloning operations. You should also call the base class's Clone method so that the properties of the base class are copied to the new cell.

The following code example illustrates the use of this type. For more information about this example, see How to: Add ToolTips to Individual Cells in a Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Sets the ToolTip text for cells in the Rating column.
void dataGridView1_CellFormatting(object sender, 
    DataGridViewCellFormattingEventArgs e)
{
    if ( (e.ColumnIndex == this.dataGridView1.Columns["Rating"].Index)
        && e.Value != null )
    {
        DataGridViewCell cell = 
            this.dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Cells[e.ColumnIndex];
        if (e.Value.Equals("*"))
        {                
            cell.ToolTipText = "very bad";
        }
        else if (e.Value.Equals("**"))
        {
            cell.ToolTipText = "bad";
        }
        else if (e.Value.Equals("***"))
        {
            cell.ToolTipText = "good";
        }
        else if (e.Value.Equals("****"))
        {
            cell.ToolTipText = "very good";
        }
    }
}

System.Object
   System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewElement
    System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell
       Derived Classes

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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