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DataGridView.SetSelectedColumnCore Method

Changes the selection state of the column with the specified index.

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

protected virtual void SetSelectedColumnCore(
	int columnIndex,
	bool selected


Type: System.Int32

The index of the column.

Type: System.Boolean

true to select the column; false to cancel the selection of the column.


columnIndex is less than 0 or greater than the number of columns in the control minus 1.

The DataGridView control uses this method whenever it changes the selection state of a column. The selection state changes without regard to the current SelectionMode property value, and without changing the CurrentCell property value. This is useful when you want to implement your own selection modes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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