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DataGridViewCell.ValueType Property

Gets or sets the data type of the values in the cell.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public virtual Type ValueType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Type
A Type representing the data type of the value in the cell.

If the ValueType property for the cell has not been set, the DataGridViewColumn.ValueType property for the owning column is used, if it exists.

The Value property is the actual data object contained by the cell, whereas the FormattedValue property is the formatted representation of the data. The ValueType and FormattedValueType properties correspond to the data types of these values, respectively.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this property.

private DataGridView dataGridView1 = new DataGridView();

private void AddColorColumn()
{
    DataGridViewComboBoxColumn comboBoxColumn =
        new DataGridViewComboBoxColumn();
    comboBoxColumn.Items.AddRange(
        Color.Red, Color.Yellow, Color.Green, Color.Blue);
    comboBoxColumn.ValueType = typeof(Color);
    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(comboBoxColumn);
    dataGridView1.EditingControlShowing +=
        new DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventHandler(
        dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing);
}

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender,
    DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
{
    ComboBox combo = e.Control as ComboBox;
    if (combo != null)
    {
        // Remove an existing event-handler, if present, to avoid  
        // adding multiple handlers when the editing control is reused.
        combo.SelectedIndexChanged -=
            new EventHandler(ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged);

        // Add the event handler. 
        combo.SelectedIndexChanged +=
            new EventHandler(ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged);
    }
}

private void ComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ((ComboBox)sender).BackColor = (Color)((ComboBox)sender).SelectedItem;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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