Gets or sets the currently active cell.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
The value of this property cannot be set because changes to the current cell cannot be committed or canceled.
The specified cell when setting this property is in a hidden row or column.
The specified cell when setting this property is not in the DataGridView.
When you set a cell as the current cell, it will scroll into view if it is not currently displayed. The current cell cannot be a header cell, a disabled cell, or a cell in a hidden row or column.
You can set this property to null to temporarily remove the focus rectangle, but when the control receives focus and the value of this property is null, it is automatically set to the value of the FirstDisplayedCell property.
When you change the value of this property, the SelectionChanged event occurs before the CurrentCellChanged event. Any SelectionChanged event handler accessing the property at this time will get its previous value.
When you bind the DataGridView to an external data source, this property is reset to its default value.
The following code example illustrates how to ensure that the current cell is visible after sorting by setting the FirstDisplayedCell property to the cell retrieved through the property. This code works only with an unbound DataGridView control. With a DataGridView control bound to an external data source, the current cell is not automatically persisted when sorting.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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