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DataGridView.RowHeadersDefaultCellStyle Property

Gets or sets the default style applied to the row header cells.

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

member RowHeadersDefaultCellStyle : DataGridViewCellStyle with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
The DataGridViewCellStyle that represents the default style applied to the row header cells.

The default DataGridViewCellStyle returned by this property has the following initial property values.

DataGridViewCellStyle property

Default value


The value of the SystemBrushes.Control property.


The value of the SystemBrushes.WindowText property.


The value of the SystemBrushes.Highlight property.


The value of the SystemBrushes.HighlightText property.


The value of the Font property.





These values automatically override the values set through the DefaultCellStyle property. To force row headers to inherit the DefaultCellStyle values, you must set the values in the RowHeadersDefaultCellStyle object to the default values indicated for the DataGridViewCellStyle class.

For more information about cell style inheritance, see Cell Styles in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example illustrates how to use this property in a DataGridView with custom colors. Note how the DataGridViewCellStyle.SelectionBackColor property is set to Color.Empty so that the value is inherited from the DefaultCellStyle object.

This example is part of a larger example provided in the DataGridViewCellStyle class overview.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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