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DataGridViewSelectionMode Enumeration

Describes how cells of a DataGridView control can be selected.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public enum DataGridViewSelectionMode
Member nameDescription
CellSelectOne or more individual cells can be selected.
FullRowSelectThe entire row will be selected by clicking its row's header or a cell contained in that row.
FullColumnSelectThe entire column will be selected by clicking the column's header or a cell contained in that column.
RowHeaderSelectThe row will be selected by clicking in the row's header cell. An individual cell can be selected by clicking that cell.
ColumnHeaderSelectThe column will be selected by clicking in the column's header cell. An individual cell can be selected by clicking that cell.

This enumeration is used to set the SelectionMode property of a DataGridView control.

The following code example illustrates the use of this type. For more information, see How to: Set the Selection Mode of the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.


this.dataGridView1.SelectionMode =
    DataGridViewSelectionMode.FullRowSelect;
this.dataGridView1.MultiSelect = false;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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