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DataGridColumnStyle.ReadOnly Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the data in the column can be edited.

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

public virtual bool ReadOnly { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true, if the data cannot be edited; otherwise, false.

Make a column read-only if it contains a primary key or if its value is generated automatically (as when the DataColumn object's AutoIncrement property is set to true).

Similar read-only properties exist on other classes, each allowing more control over the access to data. For example, the System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid control can be set to read-only mode by using its ReadOnly property; the DataGridTableStyle also has a ReadOnly property, and the DataColumn class has a ReadOnly property for restricting data updates.

The following code example sets the DataGridColumnStyle object's ReadOnly property to the same value as the DataColumn object's ReadOnly property.

private void SetReadOnly()
    DataColumnCollection myDataColumns;
    // Get the columns for a table bound to a DataGrid.
    myDataColumns = dataSet1.Tables["Suppliers"].Columns;
    foreach(DataColumn dataColumn in myDataColumns)
        dataGrid1.TableStyles[0].GridColumnStyles[dataColumn.ColumnName].ReadOnly = dataColumn.ReadOnly;

.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.