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DataGrid.AllowNavigation Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether navigation is allowed.

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

public bool AllowNavigation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if navigation is allowed; otherwise, false. The default is true.

If this property is set to false, links to child tables are not shown.

The following code example toggles the AllowNavigation property between the true and false.

// Create an instance of the 'AllowNavigationChanged' EventHandler. 
private void CallAllowNavigationChanged()
{
   myDataGrid.AllowNavigationChanged += 
                                   new EventHandler(Grid_AllowNavChange);
}

// Set the 'AllowNavigation' property on click of a button. 
private void myButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   if (myDataGrid.AllowNavigation == true)
      myDataGrid.AllowNavigation = false;
   else
      myDataGrid.AllowNavigation = true;
}

// Raise the event when 'AllowNavigation' property is changed. 
private void Grid_AllowNavChange(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
   string myString = "AllowNavigationChanged event raised, Navigation ";
   bool myBool = myDataGrid.AllowNavigation;
   // Create appropriate alert message.
   myString = myString + (myBool ? " is " : " is not ") + "allowed";
   // Show information about navigation.
   MessageBox.Show(myString, "Navigation information");
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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