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DataGridView.DataGridViewAccessibleObject.HitTest Method

Retrieves the child object at the specified screen coordinates.

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

public override AccessibleObject HitTest(
	int x,
	int y


Type: System.Int32

The horizontal screen coordinate.

Type: System.Int32

The vertical screen coordinate.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
An AccessibleObject that represents an object at the given screen coordinates, or null if no object is at the specified location.

The HitTest method returns an AccessibleObject that represents part of the DataGridView. If the object itself is at the specified location, this method returns the calling object. The following table describes what the AccessibleObject represents.

Area clicked

Object represented by accessible object

Column header cell


Row header cell




Scroll bar


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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