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DataGridView.GetCellDisplayRectangle Method

Returns the rectangle that represents the display area for a cell.

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

public Rectangle GetCellDisplayRectangle(
	int columnIndex,
	int rowIndex,
	bool cutOverflow


Type: System.Int32
The column index for the desired cell.
Type: System.Int32
The row index for the desired cell.
Type: System.Boolean
true to return the displayed portion of the cell only; false to return the entire cell bounds.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Rectangle
The Rectangle that represents the display rectangle of the cell.


columnIndex is less than -1 or greater than the number of columns in the control minus 1.


rowIndex is less than -1 or greater than the number of rows in the control minus 1.

This method returns the entire cell bounds or the displayed portion only. To get the bounds of the cell contents only, use the cell ContentBounds property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.