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DataGridViewButtonColumn.Text Property

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

Gets or sets the default text displayed on the button cell.

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

public string Text { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Text ()

/** @property */
public void set_Text (String value)

public function get Text () : String

public function set Text (value : String)

Property Value

A String that contains the text. The default is Empty.

Exception typeCondition


When setting this property, the value of the CellTemplate property is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Each DataGridViewButtonCell contained in the column that has as a UseColumnTextForButtonValue property value of true displays the Text property value on the cell's button.

If there is an associated DataGridView control, changing this property refreshes the column display.

The following code example demonstrates how to use a DataGridViewButtonColumn to view the sales an employee has made. The Text property is used to set the column header.

private void AddButtonColumn()
    DataGridViewButtonColumn buttons = new DataGridViewButtonColumn();
        buttons.HeaderText = "Sales";
        buttons.Text = "Sales";
        buttons.UseColumnTextForButtonValue = true;
        buttons.AutoSizeMode =
        buttons.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Standard;
        buttons.CellTemplate.Style.BackColor = Color.Honeydew;
        buttons.DisplayIndex = 0;



Windows 98, Windows 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 .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