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DataGridColumnStyle.PropertyDescriptor Property

Gets or sets the PropertyDescriptor that determines the attributes of data displayed by the DataGridColumnStyle.

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

public virtual PropertyDescriptor PropertyDescriptor { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor
A PropertyDescriptor that contains data about the attributes of the column.

The PropertyDescriptor for a column is set using the GetItemProperties method of the BindingManagerBase. See the DataGridColumnStyle constructor for an example of using the PropertyDescriptor to create a new DataGridColumnStyle.

The following code example gets the PropertyDescriptor of a column in a GridColumnStylesCollection. The second example creates a new DataGridColumnStyle with a PropertyDescriptor.

private void GetPropertyDescriptor()
    PropertyDescriptor pd;
    pd = dataGrid1.TableStyles[0].GridColumnStyles[0].PropertyDescriptor;

private void CreateNewDataGridColumnStyle()
    GridColumnStylesCollection myGridColumnCol;
    myGridColumnCol = dataGrid1.TableStyles[0].GridColumnStyles;
    // Get the CurrencyManager for the table you want to add a column to.
    CurrencyManager myCurrencyManager = (CurrencyManager)this.BindingContext[ds.Tables["Suppliers"]];
    // Get the PropertyDescriptor for the DataColumn of the new column.
    PropertyDescriptor pd = myCurrencyManager.GetItemProperties()["City"];
    DataGridColumnStyle myColumn = new DataGridTextBoxColumn(pd);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.