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DataGridViewRow.Selected Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the row is selected.

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

public override bool Selected { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the row is selected; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The row is in a DataGridView control and is a shared row.

You cannot use this property with a shared row. For more information about shared rows, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example illustrates the use of this property.

void dataGridView1_ColumnHeaderMouseClick(
    object sender, DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs e)
{
    this.dataGridView1.SelectionMode =
        DataGridViewSelectionMode.ColumnHeaderSelect;
    this.dataGridView1.Columns[e.ColumnIndex].HeaderCell
        .SortGlyphDirection = SortOrder.None;
    this.dataGridView1.Columns[e.ColumnIndex].Selected = true;
}

void dataGridView1_RowHeaderMouseClick(
    object sender, DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs e)
{
    this.dataGridView1.SelectionMode =
        DataGridViewSelectionMode.RowHeaderSelect;
    this.dataGridView1.Rows[e.RowIndex].Selected = true;
}

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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