DataPropertyName Property

DataGridViewColumn.DataPropertyName Property

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

Gets or sets the name of the data source property or database column to which the DataGridViewColumn is bound.

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

public string DataPropertyName { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_DataPropertyName ()

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

public function get DataPropertyName () : String

public function set DataPropertyName (value : String)

Property Value

The name of the property or database column associated with the DataGridViewColumn.

When the AutoGenerateColumns property is set to true, each column automatically sets its DataPropertyName property to the name of a property or database column in the data source specified by the DataSource property. This binding can also be performed manually, which is useful when you want to display only a subset of the properties or database columns available in the data source. In such cases, set the AutoGenerateColumns property to false, and then manually add each DataGridViewColumn, setting the value of each DataPropertyName property to the properties or database columns in the data source that you want to display.

The following code example shows how to choose what property each column will represent.

private void EnumsAndComboBox_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Populate the data source.
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.King, "Uther", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.King, "Arthur", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Mordred", false));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Gawain", true));
    bindingSource1.Add(new Knight(Title.Sir, "Galahad", true));

    // Initialize the DataGridView.
    dataGridView1.AutoGenerateColumns = false;
    dataGridView1.AutoSize = true;
    dataGridView1.DataSource = bindingSource1;

    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(CreateComboBoxWithEnums());

    // Initialize and add a text box column.
    DataGridViewColumn column = new DataGridViewTextBoxColumn();
    column.DataPropertyName = "Name";
    column.Name = "Knight";
    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(column);

    // Initialize and add a check box column.
    column = new DataGridViewCheckBoxColumn();
    column.DataPropertyName = "GoodGuy";
    column.Name = "Good";
    dataGridView1.Columns.Add(column);

    // Initialize the form.
    this.Controls.Add(dataGridView1);
    this.AutoSize = true;
    this.Text = "DataGridView object binding demo";
}

DataGridViewComboBoxColumn CreateComboBoxWithEnums()
{
    DataGridViewComboBoxColumn combo = new DataGridViewComboBoxColumn();
    combo.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(Title));
    combo.DataPropertyName = "Title";
    combo.Name = "Title";
    return combo;
}
#region "business object"
private class Knight
{
    private string hisName;
    private bool good;
    private Title hisTitle;

    public Knight(Title title, string name, bool good)
    {
        hisTitle = title;
        hisName = name;
        this.good = good;
    }

    public Knight()
    {
        hisTitle = Title.Sir;
        hisName = "<enter name>";
        good = true;
    }

    public string Name
    {
        get
        {
            return hisName;
        }

        set
        {
            hisName = value;
        }
    }

    public bool GoodGuy
    {
        get
        {
            return good;
        }
        set
        {
            good = value;
        }
    }

    public Title Title
    {
        get
        {
            return hisTitle;
        }
        set
        {
            hisTitle = value;
        }
    }
}
#endregion

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

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