DataGridColumnStyle.HeaderText Property


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Gets or sets the text of the column header.

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

public virtual string HeaderText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that is displayed as the column header. If it is created by the DataGrid, the default value is the name of the PropertyDescriptor used to create the column. If it is created by the user, the default is an empty string ("").

The HeaderText property is typically used to display a caption that is different from the MappingName value when the MappingName value isn't easily understandable. For example, you can change the HeaderText to "First Name" when the MappingName value is "FName".

The following code example sets the HeaderText property to a new value.

private void SetHeaderText()
    DataGridColumnStyle dgCol;
    DataColumn dataCol1;
    DataTable dataTable1;
    dgCol = dataGrid1.TableStyles[0].GridColumnStyles[0];
    dataTable1 = dataSet1.Tables[dataGrid1.DataMember];
    dataCol1 = dataTable1.Columns[dgCol.MappingName];
    dgCol.HeaderText = dataCol1.Caption;

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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