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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.
ColumnHeaderSelectThe column will be selected by clicking in the column's header cell. An individual cell can be selected by clicking that cell.
FullColumnSelectThe entire column will be selected by clicking the column's header or a cell contained in that column.
FullRowSelectThe entire row will be selected by clicking its row's header or a cell contained in that row.
RowHeaderSelectThe row will be selected by clicking in the row'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: 4.6, 4.5, 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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