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DataGridViewCellCollection.Item Property (String)

Gets or sets the cell in the column with the provided name. In C#, this property is the indexer for the DataGridViewCellCollection class.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public DataGridViewCell this[
	string columnName
] { get; set; }


Type: System.String

The name of the column in which to get or set the cell.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell
The DataGridViewCell stored in the column with the given name.


columnName does not match the name of any columns in the control.


The specified value when setting this property is null.


The specified cell when setting this property already belongs to a DataGridView control.


The specified cell when setting this property already belongs to a DataGridViewRow.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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