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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.

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