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DataGridView::SelectedColumns Property

Gets the collection of columns selected by the user.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public:
property DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection^ SelectedColumns {
	DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection^ get ();
}

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection
A DataGridViewSelectedColumnCollection that represents the columns selected by the user.

The SelectionMode property must be set to DataGridViewSelectionMode::FullColumnSelect or DataGridViewSelectionMode::ColumnHeaderSelect for the SelectedColumns property to be populated with selected columns.

This property contains a read-only snapshot of the selection at the time it is referenced. If you hold onto a copy of this collection, it may differ from the actual, subsequent DataGridView state in which the user may have changed the selection. Therefore, you should not operate on a copy of the collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedColumns property to get the selected column in a programmatic sort. In this example, this property is used in the Sort method to determine the direction of the sort.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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