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DataGridColumnStyle.HeaderText Property

Gets or sets the text of the column header.

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

public virtual string HeaderText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that is displayed as the column header. If it is created by the DataGrid, the default value is the name of the PropertyDescriptor used to create the column. If it is created by the user, the default is an empty string ("").

The HeaderText property is typically used to display a caption that is different from the MappingName value when the MappingName value isn't easily understandable. For example, you can change the HeaderText to "First Name" when the MappingName value is "FName".

The following code example sets the HeaderText property to a new value.

private void SetHeaderText()
{
    DataGridColumnStyle dgCol;
    DataColumn dataCol1;
    DataTable dataTable1;
    dgCol = dataGrid1.TableStyles[0].GridColumnStyles[0];
    dataTable1 = dataSet1.Tables[dataGrid1.DataMember];
    dataCol1 = dataTable1.Columns[dgCol.MappingName];
    dgCol.HeaderText = dataCol1.Caption;
}
 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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