DataGridView.SetSelectedColumnCore Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Changes the selection state of the column with the specified index.

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

protected virtual void SetSelectedColumnCore (
	int columnIndex,
	bool selected
protected void SetSelectedColumnCore (
	int columnIndex, 
	boolean selected
protected function SetSelectedColumnCore (
	columnIndex : int, 
	selected : boolean



The index of the column.


true to select the column; false to cancel the selection of the column.

Exception typeCondition


columnIndex is less than 0 or greater than the number of columns in the control minus 1.

The DataGridView control uses this method whenever it changes the selection state of a column. The selection state changes without regard to the current SelectionMode property value, and without changing the CurrentCell property value. This is useful when you want to implement your own selection modes.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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