DataGridViewColumn.DefaultCellStyle Property

Gets or sets the column's default cell style.

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

public override DataGridViewCellStyle DefaultCellStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCellStyle
A DataGridViewCellStyle that represents the default style of the cells in the column.

The DataGridView control displays its cells using the styles indicated by the cell InheritedStyle property, which inherits styles from other properties of type DataGridViewCellStyle. For cells in this column, the styles specified through the DefaultCellStyle property override the styles specified through the DataGridView.DefaultCellStyle property, but are overridden by the styles specified through the DataGridView.RowsDefaultCellStyle, DataGridView.AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle, DataGridViewRow.DefaultCellStyle, and DataGridViewCell.Style properties.

For more information, see Cell Styles in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example uses the DefaultCellStyle property to set the content alignment of various columns.

private void ChangeColumnAlignment()
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Title"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomCenter;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Title"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomCenter.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Artist"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomLeft;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Artist"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomLeft.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Album"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomRight;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Album"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.BottomRight.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Release Date"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Release Date"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleCenter.ToString();

    songsDataGridView.Columns["Track"].DefaultCellStyle.Alignment = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft;
    songsDataGridView.Columns["Track"].Name = DataGridViewContentAlignment.MiddleLeft.ToString();

.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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