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DataGridViewColumn::CellTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template used to create new cells.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public:
virtual property DataGridViewCell^ CellTemplate {
	DataGridViewCell^ get ();
	void set (DataGridViewCell^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::DataGridViewCell
A DataGridViewCell that all other cells in the column are modeled after. The default is nullptr.

The constructors for the DataGridViewColumn class initialize this property. The default constructor sets the property to nullptr; the other constructor copies the cell template from its parameter.

NoteNote

Changing the properties of the cell template will not immediately affect the user interface (UI) of the column's existing cells. These changes are only apparent after the column is regenerated (for example, by sorting the column or through a call to the DataGridView::InvalidateColumn method).

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewCell as a template for a DataGridViewColumn. Style changes made to any cell in the column affect all of the column's cells. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DataGridViewColumn class.

   void CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()
   {
      int thirdColumn = 2;
      DataGridViewColumn^ column = dataGridView->Columns[ thirdColumn ];
      DataGridViewCell^ cell = gcnew DataGridViewTextBoxCell;
      cell->Style->BackColor = Color::Wheat;
      column->CellTemplate = cell;
   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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