DataGridViewColumnCollection.GetFirstColumn Method (DataGridViewElementStates, DataGridViewElementStates)

 

Returns the first column in display order that meets the given inclusion-filter and exclusion-filter requirements.

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

public DataGridViewColumn GetFirstColumn(
	DataGridViewElementStates includeFilter,
	DataGridViewElementStates excludeFilter
)

Parameters

includeFilter
Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewElementStates

A bitwise combination of the DataGridViewElementStates values that represent the filter to apply for inclusion.

excludeFilter
Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewElementStates

A bitwise combination of the DataGridViewElementStates values that represent the filter to apply for exclusion.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewColumn

The first column in display order that meets the given filter requirements, or null if no column is found.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

At least one of the filter values is not a valid bitwise combination of DataGridViewElementStates values.

The first column in display order is the column with the lowest DisplayIndex value, regardless of whether the column is actually visible on the screen.

This method lets you determine the first column that fits the given criteria without having to compare index values directly.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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