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DataGridViewImageCell Class

Displays a graphic in a DataGridView control.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public class DataGridViewImageCell : DataGridViewCell
public class DataGridViewImageCell extends DataGridViewCell
public class DataGridViewImageCell extends DataGridViewCell
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The DataGridViewImageCell class is a specialized type of DataGridViewCell used to display an Image or an Icon, depending on the value of the ValueIsIcon property. Typically, the ReadOnly property of a DataGridViewImageCell is set to true to indicate that the user cannot edit the cell contents.

The DataGridViewImageColumn is the column type specialized to hold cells of this type. To model the cells within a column after an existing DataGridViewImageCell, set the column's CellTemplate property to that cell. By default, the CellTemplate is initialized to a new DataGridViewImageCell.

The cell-related properties of the column are wrappers for the similarly-named properties of the template cell. Changing the property values of the template cell will affect only cells based on the template that are added after the change. Changing the cell-related property values of the column, however, will update the template cell and all other cells in the column, and refresh the column display if necessary.

Notes to Inheritors: When you derive from DataGridViewImageCell and add new properties to the derived class, be sure to override the Clone method to copy the new properties during cloning operations. You should also call the base class's Clone method so that the properties of the base class are copied to the new cell.

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.

private void CustomizeCellsInThirdColumn()
{
    int thirdColumn = 2;
    DataGridViewColumn column =
        dataGridView.Columns[thirdColumn];
    DataGridViewCell cell = new DataGridViewTextBoxCell();

    cell.Style.BackColor = Color.Wheat;
    column.CellTemplate = cell;
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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