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DataGridViewCell.ColumnIndex Property

Gets the column index for this cell.

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

public int ColumnIndex { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The index of the column that contains the cell; -1 if the cell is not contained within a column.

The column index for the row that contains the row headers has a value of -1.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ColumnIndex property to determine which columns to check for integer values. In this example, the cells in the Description column are ignored when the contents of the selected cells are summed. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGridView.SelectionChanged event.

private void UpdateLabelText()
{
    int WithdrawalTotal = 0;
    int DepositTotal = 0;
    int SelectedCellTotal = 0;
    int counter;

    // Iterate through all the rows and sum up the appropriate columns. 
    for (counter = 0; counter < (DataGridView1.Rows.Count);
        counter++)
    {
        if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].Cells["Withdrawals"].Value
            != null)
        {
            if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].
                Cells["Withdrawals"].Value.ToString().Length != 0)
            {
                WithdrawalTotal += int.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows[counter].
                    Cells["Withdrawals"].Value.ToString());
            }
        }

        if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter].Cells["Deposits"].Value != null)
        {
            if (DataGridView1.Rows[counter]
                .Cells["Deposits"].Value.ToString().Length != 0)
            {
                DepositTotal += int.Parse(DataGridView1.Rows[counter]
                    .Cells["Deposits"].Value.ToString());
            }
        }
    }

    // Iterate through the SelectedCells collection and sum up the values. 
    for (counter = 0;
        counter < (DataGridView1.SelectedCells.Count); counter++)
    {
        if (DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter].FormattedValueType ==
            Type.GetType("System.String"))
        {
            string value = null;

            // If the cell contains a value that has not been commited, 
            // use the modified value. 
            if (DataGridView1.IsCurrentCellDirty == true)
            {

                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter]
                    .EditedFormattedValue.ToString();
            }
            else
            {
                value = DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter]
                    .FormattedValue.ToString();
            }
            if (value != null)
            {
                // Ignore cells in the Description column. 
                if (DataGridView1.SelectedCells[counter].ColumnIndex !=
                    DataGridView1.Columns["Description"].Index)
                {
                    if (value.Length != 0)
                    {
                        SelectedCellTotal += int.Parse(value);
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

    // Set the labels to reflect the current state of the DataGridView.
    Label1.Text = "Withdrawals Total: " + WithdrawalTotal.ToString();
    Label2.Text = "Deposits Total: " + DepositTotal.ToString();
    Label3.Text = "Selected Cells Total: " + SelectedCellTotal.ToString();
    Label4.Text = "Total entries: " + DataGridView1.RowCount.ToString();
}

.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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