DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs Class
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DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs Class


Provides data for the EditingControlShowing event.

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


public class DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs : EventArgs

System_CAPS_pubmethodDataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs(Control, DataGridViewCellStyle)

Initializes a new instance of the DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs class.


Gets or sets the cell style of the edited cell.


The control shown to the user for editing the selected cell's value.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Handle the EditingControlShowing event to perform custom initialization of the editing control when a cell enters edit mode. To customize the display characteristics of the control, set the properties of the object returned by the CellStyle property rather than setting the properties of the control returned by the Control property.

For more information about handling events, see NIB: Consuming Events.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example illustrates how to handle this event to change the BackColor property of the current cell. To run this example, paste the code into a form that contains a DataGridView named dataGridView1 and ensure that the EditingControlShowing event is associated with the event handler.

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender, 
    DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
    e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.Aquamarine;

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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