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DataGridView.CurrentCellAddress Property

Gets the row and column indexes of the currently active cell.

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

public Point CurrentCellAddress { get; }
/** @property */
public Point get_CurrentCellAddress ()

public function get CurrentCellAddress () : Point

Not applicable.

Property Value

A Point that represents the row and column indexes of the currently active cell.

Use this property to determine the row and column of the current cell without accessing the cell directly. This is useful to avoid unsharing shared rows. For more information about row sharing, see Best Practices for Scaling the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

The following code example illustrates how to use the CurrentCellAddress property in a row-painting scenario. In the example, this property is used to store the row index of the current cell. When the user changes the current cell to a different row, the row is forced to repaint itself.

This code is part of a larger example available in How to: Customize the Appearance of Rows in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

// Forces the row to repaint itself when the user changes the 
// current cell. This is necessary to refresh the focus rectangle.
void dataGridView1_CurrentCellChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (oldRowIndex != -1)
    oldRowIndex = this.dataGridView1.CurrentCellAddress.Y;

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