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DataGridView.Item Property (String, Int32)

Provides an indexer to get or set the cell located at the intersection of the row with the specified index and the column with the specified name.

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

public DataGridViewCell this [
	string columnName,
	int rowIndex
] { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DataGridViewCell get_Item (String columnName, int rowIndex)

/** @property */
public void set_Item (String columnName, int rowIndex, DataGridViewCell value)

Not applicable.



The name of the column containing the cell.


The index of the row containing the cell.

Property Value

The DataGridViewCell at the specified location.

This indexer is an alternative to accessing cells through the Cells collection of the Rows collection.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this indexer.

// Retrieve the cell value for the cell at column 3, row 7.
String testValue1 = (String)dataGridView1[3, 7].Value;

// Retrieve the cell value for the cell in the Name column at row 4.
String testValue2 = (String)dataGridView1["Name", 4].Value;

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0