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DataGridView.AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged Event

Occurs when the value of the AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle property changes.

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

public event EventHandler AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged
/** @event */
public void add_AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged (EventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged (EventHandler value)

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This event occurs when any property of the DataGridViewCellStyle returned by the AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle property is set to a new value or when the AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyle property is set to a new DataGridViewCellStyle with at least one property value different than the previous cell style object.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates the use of this member. In the example, an event handler reports on the occurrence of the AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged event. This report helps you to learn when the event occurs and can assist you in debugging. To report on multiple events or on events that occur frequently, consider replacing System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show with System.Console.WriteLine or appending the message to a multiline TextBox.

To run the example code, paste it into a project that contains an instance of type DataGridView named DataGridView1. Then ensure that the event handler is associated with the AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged event.

private void DataGridView1_AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e) {

   MessageBox.Show("You are in the DataGridView.AlternatingRowsDefaultCellStyleChanged event.");


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