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DataGridView.EditingControlShowing Event

Occurs when a control for editing a cell is showing.

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

public event DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventHandler EditingControlShowing

You can handle this event to perform custom initialization of the editing control when a cell enters edit mode. To customize the display characteristics of the control, set the properties of the object returned by the DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs.CellStyle property. To perform other initialization, cast the value of the DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs.Control property to the specific control type and access the members directly. For example, you can handle the EditingControlShowing event to attach event-handlers to the events of the editing control.

NoteNote:

The DataGridView control hosts one editing control at a time, and reuses the editing control whenever the cell type does not change between edits. When attaching event-handlers to the editing control, you must therefore take precautions to avoid attaching the same handler multiple times. To avoid this problem, remove the handler from the event before you attach the handler to the event. This will prevent duplication if the handler is already attached to the event, but will have no effect otherwise. For more information, see the example code in the DataGridViewComboBoxEditingControl class overview.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example illustrates how to handle this event to change the BackColor property of the current cell. To run this example, paste the code into a form that contains a DataGridView named dataGridView1 and ensure that the EditingControlShowing event is associated with the event handler.

private void dataGridView1_EditingControlShowing(object sender, 
    DataGridViewEditingControlShowingEventArgs e)
{
    e.CellStyle.BackColor = Color.Aquamarine;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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