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DataGridViewButtonColumn.FlatStyle Property

Gets or sets the flat-style appearance of the button cells in the column.

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

public FlatStyle FlatStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.FlatStyle
A FlatStyle value indicating the appearance of the buttons in the column. The default is Standard.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The value of the CellTemplate property is null.

The FlatStyle property specifies the appearance of the cells in the column. For more information, see the FlatStyle enumeration.

Getting or setting this property gets or sets the FlatStyle property of the object returned by the CellTemplate property. Setting this property also sets the FlatStyle property of every cell in the column and refreshes the column display. To override the specified value for individual cells, set the cell values after you set the column value.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewButtonColumn to view the sales an employee has made. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridViewComboBoxColumn class overview topic.


private void AddButtonColumn()
{
    DataGridViewButtonColumn buttons = new DataGridViewButtonColumn();
    {
        buttons.HeaderText = "Sales";
        buttons.Text = "Sales";
        buttons.UseColumnTextForButtonValue = true;
        buttons.AutoSizeMode =
            DataGridViewAutoSizeColumnMode.AllCells;
        buttons.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Standard;
        buttons.CellTemplate.Style.BackColor = Color.Honeydew;
        buttons.DisplayIndex = 0;
    }

    DataGridView1.Columns.Add(buttons);

}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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