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DataGridView.InvalidateCell Method (DataGridViewCell)

Invalidates the specified cell of the DataGridView, forcing it to be repainted.

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

Public Sub InvalidateCell ( _
	dataGridViewCell As DataGridViewCell _


Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewCell

The DataGridViewCell to invalidate.


dataGridViewCell does not belong to the DataGridView.


dataGridViewCell is Nothing.

This method is useful to force a cell repaint in conditions that would not normally cause a cell to be repainted. For example, you can use this method with a custom cell type that changes its appearance as a result of external events.

For more information about painting and invalidation, see Invalidate.

The following code example illustrates how to use this method in a customized DataGridViewCell that is painted with a custom border when the mouse pointer rests on it. In the example, the cell is invalidated when the mouse pointer enters or leaves it.

This code is part of a larger example available in How to: Customize Cells and Columns in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control by Extending Their Behavior and Appearance.

' Force the cell to repaint itself when the mouse pointer enters it. 
Protected Overrides Sub OnMouseEnter(ByVal rowIndex As Integer)
End Sub 

' Force the cell to repaint itself when the mouse pointer leaves it. 
Protected Overrides Sub OnMouseLeave(ByVal rowIndex As Integer)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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